Protesters Disrupt Bolshoi Performance

Protesters stormed the stage of the Bolshoi Ballet protesting president Vladimir Putin’s inauguration. “Seventeen protestors were arrested after invading the stage in the capital’s most famous artistic landmark hours after Putin’s investiture, for a second four-year term, in the nearby Kremlin. Five were jailed for up to a week, and more were due in court later on Saturday. The group struck during the interval of an evening opera performance, handcuffing themselves to chairs while throwing leaflets and chanting “down with Putin with monarch”.