Russia Protests
2: Be honest! Who do you choose? (Left) Middle Class = Three Toilet Brushes (Right)
23 Jan 2021, Yekaterinburg
This picture was captured on 23 January during protest action in Yekaterinburg. The poster on the left poses a rather rhetorical question of who would one choose: Putin or Navalny, and the one on the right proposes an interesting comparison between Putin’s public statements and the design choices he made for his personal residence. In 2020 he proclaimed that those earning more than 17,000 RUB/month (£170) can be considered middle class. At the same time Navalny’s investigation showed that he has a £680 toilet brush in his residence. Consequently, this ridiculously expensive toilet brush became one of the symbols for the protesters.

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