I have been photographing almost all protest actions in St.-Petersburg since 2011. The classical architecture of the city, granite embankments and rainy weather bring dramatic and theatrical tone to the protests. The first protest wave in modern Russia began in 2011. The main demand “for fair elections” stayed actual also for the next nine years. Protests covered a hundred cities of Russia. In 2013 the government starts to arrest protesters with the new anti-protest laws. One of the protest leaders Boris Nemtsov was killed in 2015. In 2017 young people came to the streets, they were organised mostly through the Internet. The government and television completely ignored them. Soon the government began to create laws to control the Internet. In the summer of 2019 massive protest meetings returned. There were provocations, cruelty, the traditional question of children and fathers, political interests around the protest. Celebrities and internet influencers start to supporting the protesters. Public opinion began to split. The enmity between them also enforced by the official media. Protests are exposing pain, misunderstanding, and failure of a dialogue between government and opposition.