Russia moves to extinguish pro-Navalny ‘flashlight’ protests

People gather for a flashmob in support of Russian President Vladimir Putin at a Vladimir Lenin in St. Petersburg, Russia, Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. Kremlin-backed media reported that a grassroots flashmob titled "Putin is our president" started sweeping the country. State news channel Rossiya 24 aired videos from different cities of people dancing to patriotic songs and waving Russian flags, describing them as a genuine expression of support for Putin.