Instaweek: New video by Pussy Riot and 3 suns over Chelyabinsk

RBTH presents a news digest based on Instagram photos related to Russia

The past weekend’s Instagram was full of pictures of gifts, girls with flowers and loving couples. Russians greeted Valentine's Day armed with flowers, chocolates, champagne, candles — all in the best traditions.

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was arrested on February 15 in the Moscow Metro, where he was urging passengers to take part in an anti-crisis march scheduled for March 1. The police said the arrest was made for attempting to disrupt public order.

Shrovetide week is celebrated on February 16-22. If you happen to be in Russia, don’t miss the opportunity to join in the festivities and enjoy a pancake or two.

On February 17 residents of Chelyabinsk got to see three suns over the city. They witnessed a rare optical phenomenon — a halo, which can be seen in clear frosty weather.

Punk shock band Pussy Riot released a new video for the song "I Can't Breathe," inspired by the death of Eric Garner. The video shows Nadya and Masha dressed in OMON riot police uniform lying in a grave and slowly being buried alive.

One of the founders of Soviet Pop Art, Russian artist Erik Bulatov, was awarded the Russian Order of Friendship in Paris. Bulatov himself commented: "A Russian artist who lives and works in Paris finds himself compelled to establish links between the two cultures."

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