Deputy with poster about poverty detained before Putin's arrival in Yekaterinburg
The holding of single pickets at the airport was banned for one day.
Natalya Krylova, a deputy of the Asbest City Council of the Sverdlovsk region, was detained by police because of a picket at the territory of Koltsovo Airport near Yekaterinburg, where Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived on July 9. The deputy wanted to draw the President’s attention to the poverty of the Lesozavod village, where people still live without gas and toilets on the street.
"Expo in Yekaterinburg, the World Cup in Yekaterinburg, the Universiade in Yekaterinburg, taxes from our enterprises - in Yekaterinburg! We have no money to develop the village,” Krylova told E1.ru.
The police explained to the deputy that the territory of the airport is a closed area on the day of Putin’s arrival, so pickets are prohibited. “They refused to give me the document number,” Krylova noted.
A deputy and a photographer who came with her were taken to the police station. Police did not draw up a protocol on an offense, just seized a poster, OVD-Info reports. At the same time, they said that Krylova had violated the rules for holding pickets - she took one step with a sign in her hands.
As soon as Krylova drove away from the police department in her car, she was stopped by DPS officers. According to the deputy, her car was carefully inspected, checked for the presence of fines, documents for the right to drive the car - it took about one and a half hours.
On July 9, President Putin arrived in Yekaterinburg, where he visited the international exhibition Innoprom, the global GMIS production and industrialization summit, met with students and postgraduates of the Ural Federal University and held a tea party with the Syropyatov family, who were awarded the Parental Glory order in late May.