Sergey Nazarov | AGAINST

The project is about a young generation of the Russian protest movement, about the difficult issues that young people are forced to deal with when they go to the streets. The project consists of the series of single portraits. Photos are accompanied by a small text from the first person of each participant. “Against” A new surge of protest activity covered almost all regions of Russia in 2017. Tens of thousands of people came to the streets under the slogans “Against corruption” on March 26 and June 12. Organized by opposition politician leader Alexei Navalny, protest actions were held in approximately 100 Russian cities. Unlike the previous protest actions in 2012, most of the protesters today are the new generation of youth: schoolchildren and students. Many of them were born under the current government, headed by President Vladimir Putin. They grew up and they had their own questions to the government and society, their demands and their desires for something to change. The mass character of the protest is expanding rapidly on the Internet. Schoolchildren and students conduct live broadcasts on social networks, publish their own reports from the scene, and being not afraid of the detention, conduct photo and video diaries from the remand centres. More than 1,700 people were detained in the country, some of them minors, on June 12, during the celebration of the Day of Russia. Why do they take to the streets of their cities? What and to whom do they shout and does somebody ever trying to hear them?

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