The questioning is a stupid formality aimed exclusively at preventing us from speaking at the demonstration.
When we get a chance to take part in elections, I am ready to fight for leading positions, including in the presidential vote.
To mourn is to wonder at the strangeness that grief is not written all over your face in bruised hieroglyphics. And it’s also to feel, quite powerfully, that you’re not allowed to descend into the deepest fathom of your grief – that to do so would be taboo somehow.
We need a real tent city in the heart of Moscow.
This is part of the complexity of grief: A piece of you recognizes it is an extreme state, an altered state, yet a large part of you is entirely subject to its demands.
Mental strength is really important because you either win or lose in your mind. And I’m not solely talking about sporting matches, boxing events – anything you do, you do it first with your mental strength. And you can actually train and develop it, and I am responsible for what I’m saying because I have experience with that.
My mother died of metastatic colorectal cancer shortly before three P.M. on Christmas Day of 2008. I don’t know the exact time of her death, because none of us thought to look at a clock for a while after she stopped breathing.
I’m not going to appeal to violence or aggression – of course not.
People hate politicians. And I can understand why.
People don’t believe in positive changes anymore.