All street events have been banned in Russia's Leningrad Oblast, with not much time left before Putin's presidential election, due to the threat of drone attacks.
Source: Novaya Gazeta, citing a decree issued by the oblast administration
Details: The measures were reportedly taken in connection with "possible acts of sabotage involving combat drones".
Background: At the end of last week, the media reported a ban on rallies and other protests in Leningrad Oblast until 1 May, citing the threat of terrorist attacks as the reason.
Reference: In 2022, one of the largest anti-war rallies in Russia took place in the city of St Petersburg.