Election Day was “one of the calmest in recent years” and police said the situation was “even more auspicious” compared to “average statistic indicators” and no incidents reported.
Portraying a a false picture of Election Day in Russia according to the independent media reports. “Police are brutally crushing the protesters, even teenagers and elders, about a hundred arrested,” Echo Moskvy reported on the rally in St. Petersburg. Russia’s independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta reported country-wide clashes between the protesters and the police, with hundreds detained. The independent monitoring website ovd.info posted the list of the names of 839 protesters detained by the police in 36 cities across Russia. For more information, see Polygraph.