Russia Update: Opposition Campaigner Summoned to Police, Continues Hunger Strike

August 7, 2015
Leonid Volkov (far right) with two independent candidates in Novosibirsk in August 2015, during a hunger strike to protest refusal of authorities to register opposition candidates.

Opposition campaign manager Leonid Volkov and two Novosibirsk alternative candidates Yegor Savin and Aleksandr Filyurin continued their hunger strike in protest against disqualification of their signatures to get on the ballot.

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