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Ten years in prison for anti-war messages. Here is the story of Russian activist Sasha Skochilenko

24.07.2022
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Today, even the smallest protest in Russia might lead to years in prison. We’ve hardly seen such absurd verdicts since Stalin’s Great Terror in the 30s.

This is the story of Sasha Skochilenko — St. Petersburg artist and musician. Sasha did a tiny anti-war performance in a local supermarket. But after it was reported, the police organized a whole operation to capture Skochilenko. Together with Sasha’s girlfriend Sonya we are telling her story.

Are you enjoying this podcast? Your support helps us share more stories. This podcast is produced by Paper Media — an independent media from St Petersburg.

We’ve been reporting on the Russian-Ukrainian war since the day it started. As a result, our website was blocked by the Russian government. You can support our team of independent journalists here.

Credits:
Editor-in-Chief — Svetlana Kiseleva
Producer — Veronika Volkova
Music production & mix engineering, website & illustrations — Paper Media

This is our first project for international audience, and we are quite nervous about it. Please share your feedback with our team: [email protected]