Russian photographer Dmitry Markov sold a photo of a riot policeman for 2 million rubles at a charity auction.
In particular, the photo was taken in one of the Moscow police stations, where the photographer was brought on the day of the trial of the opposition politician Alexei Navalny.
The photo shows a riot policeman sitting under the portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The initial price of the photo was 10 thousand rubles. According to Markov’s calculations, the auction was to last about a day, but he continued to receive offers after the appointed time.
The photographer said that the owner of his work was Catherine. Markov invited the woman to transfer the funds to the accounts of public organizations OVD-Info and Apologia Protest, which provide assistance to demonstrators who suffered at the hands of law enforcement officials.
“And the riot policeman came running, angry like this – he did not understand who filmed it, turned to that part of this hall, where they filmed from, as he understood: ‘Here, you sneak!.. And in general, it’s all very…! In short, bad!” And he ran away – I thought, almost crying. He was very offended,” said Markov.