82 Russian cities from Moscow to Serbia were shaken into riots as Russian youths protested against corrupt Kremlin leaders. The Sunday revolts showed that tens of thousands of millennials born during Putin’s leadership are demanding a change in the political stance of their country. Moscow based photographer Gosha Bergal said he was impressed by the turn out of the Kremlin revolt because many young people aren’t interested in politics and military action aboard. “Everyone understands perfectly that the taxes they pay do not go to improving life, education and medicine, but for the personal needs of deputies and officials,” says Gosha.
He described the Kremlin revolt as much more forceful than previous demonstrations. “The protest against corruption really impressed me because every policeman had a pistol with him and acted much harder,” says Gosha. “In the past they were only armed with shields, this shows the government is really afraid of the Russian ‘Maidan’.” Over 1,000 people were arrested for taking part in the unauthorised protests which began as part of a campaign called ‘He is not your Dimon,’ a play on words used to refer to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
See how the youth takes action in their hands and revolts on the streets of Russia:
Photography by GOSHA BERGAL