I was not at Bolotnaya Square on May 6, 2012: my wife and I watched at the battle, reading Twitter at an altitude of 3000 meters in the Himalayas. We were very worried, because there were many of my friends and my daughter, a photojournalist. Returning soon to Moscow, I understood that I could not stay away from this story and in the future six years was engaged in the “Bolotnaya case”. First, as a journalist of Grani,ru, then joined the “May 6 Committee” (an alliance of volunteers who gathered to support the arrested). After I was able to collect a lot of photo and video materials about these events, analyze them and draw my own conclusions about what happened, I was invited to become a defender at the first and largest trial over the “Bolotnik’s”. For eight months, which lasted the trial, I represented Sasha Dukhanina in the court and at the same time wrote about the trial in the Grani.ru blog.
Recently, looking through my publications about this story, I was amazed to discover that in six years I had written about 90 texts about it, which became the chronicle of the Bolotnaya case. Separately, I provide a complete list of publications with links to the source.
I decided to gradually combine all my texts here, since it is already difficult to find them now, and this story deserves to be remembered and known. Many times I promised myself to write a book about the history of Bolotnaya, but I can’t start doing it over and over again. Let this collection be such a book for now.