Sunday, August 20, 2017

Putin posters show up on central Yekaterinburg streets

Confrontational posters with images of presidential candidate Vladmir Putin began appearing in the central streets of Yekaterinburg on Friday, Jan. 13.

The posters are promoting the production of the play "Masquerade" that will be put on by the Kolyada Theatre on March 4, according to Oblgazeta.ru. The posters describe the play as "A new formulation of rogues and ardent love."

Nikolay Kolyada, the artistic director and founder of the Kolyada Theatre, became established in Putin's campaign during the Christmas holidays in Yekaterinburg, the national headquarters of Putin.

"I walked into Mr. Putin's campaign because I believe that the best leaders we can not find," Kolyada said, according to Oblgazeta.ru. "I'll vote for him, this is my opinion and my right. And everything else that is offered, it seems absolutely unworthy to hold such a position."

This is the second wave of pseudo-posters to appear in Yekaterinburg this January. Residents of Yekaterinburg also found a newspaper called "Arguments and Facts - Ural. Digest," in their mailboxes.

The publication featured a photo of famous blogger Alexei Navalny with oligarch Boris Berezovsky.