Residents of Moscow went out on one-man pickets to protest against the annexation of Crimea by Russia.
In the center of the city, activists launched the posters “Crimea. Outcomes” (with a list of political prisoners of the Kremlin), “Crimea instead of pensions,” “Oleg Sentsov list”.
The activists were approached by aggressive passersby who said that Crimea is Russian.
On March 16, 2014, the so-called referendum on the status of the peninsula was held in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, it was unrecognized by the international community. During the referendum, Russian military and special forces without distinctive features were present on the peninsula. Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on March 18, 2014, “the inclusion of Crimea into the Russian Federation,” thus Russia annexed the Ukrainian peninsula. Ukraine, the European Union, and the US did not recognize the results of the voting at the so-called “referendum”.