Russian protester Roman Roslovtsev wearing a Vladimir Putin mask
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Russian protester Roman Roslovtsev requests Ukrainian asylum

The Ukrainian government says a Russian opposition activist has requested asylum in the country.

Roman Roslovtsev, known for holding regular one-man protests in Moscow dressed in a Putin mask, crossed into Ukraine from Belarus on Sunday.

He has requested asylum citing repression in Russia due to his political activities.

The BBC followed the activist over several months as he staged his protests against a tough new law in Russia against public demonstrations.

  • 22 Aug 2016
  • From the section Europe