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Youth News, May 3-9

A three-day conflict between the citizens and the police became the main event of the week. It started on May 6 in Moscow with the March of the Millions rally. A 38-minute video on YouTube illustrates the tactics of the police who snatched people out of the crowd, beat them and dragged them into paddy wagons. The organizers of the march were arrested and later released – statements by officials and representatives of the opposition were circulated in the media that declared Sergei Udaltsov and Alexey Navalny responsible for the unrest. On May 7 and 8, more Moscow citizens were arrested. Big City published Svetlana Reiter's report on the night vigils of the rally participants.

A three-day conflict between the citizens and the police became the main event of the week. It started on May 6 in Moscow with the March of the Millions rally. A 38-minute video on YouTube illustrates the tactics of the police who snatched people out of the crowd, beat them and dragged them into paddy wagons. The organizers of the march were arrested and later released – statements by officials and representatives of the opposition were circulated in the media that declared Sergei Udaltsov and Alexey Navalny responsible for the unrest. On May 7 and 8, more Moscow citizens were arrested. Big City published Svetlana Reiter's report on the night vigils of the rally participants.

 

Pavel Durov, the founder of Vkontakte, the most popular social network among the Russian adolescents, initiated a scandalous discussion about Victory Day. He posted a tweet on his Twitter that contained a subjective assessment of this state holiday, and this caused resentment. Some users have found it necessary to delete their Vkontakte accounts in protest against Durov's opinion. Towave.ru published a detailed report supported with quotations.

 

Afisha sent their correspondents to the dorms of Moscow's most famous universities. The journalists spent there several days, talking to students and trying to document their daily life. So it became known that MSU students organized illegal tours on the roof of the main building, students of the Institute of Physics and Technology suffer from lack of girls so badly that they trample the word "tits" in 30-meter letters on the snow-covered stadium, and the Department of Philology is not a department of brides. And there is a lot more in the review.

 

Esquire published Ivan Kharchenko's personal account on how his parents tried to cure him of homosexuality. Ivan, a schoolboy, became the hero of the news stories after his friends told the media that he had been kidnapped, was being held under guard in Marshak hospital, and perhaps was forced to take psychotropic drugs. The boy was released, but his relationship with the family has not improved.

 

The well-known stereotype that pink is for girls and blue is for boys was embodied in JeongMee Yoon's photography. She took pictures of young victims of these prejudices, surrounded by their toys. Thus, "Pink" and "Blue" projects came to life.

 

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