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About Alexandra Krylenkova

Alexandra Krylenkova is a small businesswoman from St Petersburg.

Articles by Alexandra Krylenkova

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The fear is over: a demonstrator’s diary

Apparent fraud in Russia’s parliamentary elections has unleashed an unprecedented display of anger against Vladimir Putin’s United Russia Party. Many Russians who had been happy to go along with the political status quo finally decided that they had had enough. Last Monday, Alexandra Krylenkova attended a protest for the first time, and found inspiration and release in her subsequent arrest.

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