Two months after World Cup final, Russia police no longer relaxed
MOSCOW— Of the four people who protested on the field during the World Cup football final in Moscow, one is now in intensive care and another spent part of the week in a jail cell.
Two months since the tournament ended with France beating Croatia, the tolerant image presented by Russian law enforcement to the outside world appears to be over.
Pyotr Verzilov told The Associated Press last week how he and three other activists from the Russian protest group Pussy Riot used police uniforms to trick their way past security during the final.
“In Russia, definitely, the uniform of any law enforcement official carries a certain magical role,” he said in an interview. “Although …
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