1,700 arrested in different parts of Russia is the provisional balance of the anti-war demonstrations that broke out yesterday afternoon and early evening.
The first videos, filmed by the protesters themselves, began to arrive at dusk, at the end of the working day.
In Petersburg, with no placards nor flags, in the typical form of banned demonstrations, several thousand people gathered.
In Moscow, the demonstration grew denser as the night fell...
…when it was finally suppressed by the usual means and in the usual ways.
There were also well-attended demonstrations in Ekaterinburg and other cities that were picked up by some British and European agencies and media.