By Sasha Sotnik, journalist, and nvua.net
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine
Citizens of Russia recorded video greetings to the people of Ukraine on their Independence Day [August 24th].
They congratulated Ukrainians as simple residents of Moscow, and those who had visited Independence Square [Maidan] during the winter. Joining in the congratulations is the Russian satirist, writer and human rights activist Victor Shenderovich; politician activist of Svoboda Mikhail Schneyder–one of the organizers of the Moscow rallies in the late 1980s and early 1990s and rallies on Chysti Stavky and Bolotnaya Square in 2011.
[Amongst those in the video are Ayder Muzhdabaev, a deputy editor at Moskovsky Komsomolets newspaper; Maya Zavyalova, a representative of the Russian United Democratic Party, Yabloko; Eduard Kapchikaev, lawyer; Russian journalist, historian, radio host and priest Yakov Krotov; Aleksandr Shcherbakov, journalist; Sergei Sharov-Delone, public defender and a member of the May 6 Committee (Bolotnaya clashes)].
During the recording of the congratulations, police in Alexander…
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