On 14 May, human rights activist Alexander Lashmankin was beaten by unknown people armed with baseball bats. They stole his cell phone and escaped. Police is inclined to think that it was robbery.
The rector of Samara Academy of Culture and Art Margarita Vokhrysheva (whose name strangely reminds of the word vokhra, well known to the prisoners of Gulag. The word is an abbreviation of "armed guard") stopped the lessons in the academy and asked all students to assemble in the hall. She instructed the students on the correct behaviour during the EU-Russia summit. Students who will not behave themselves and will participate in marches, said she, will have problems on the exams. When a correspondent of the news web-site 63.ru contacted her, she said that there were no meetings and that she gave no instructions to the students.
FSB asked mobile communications providers to turn off the encryption. During the Dissenters' March in St.Petersburg they went even farther and enabled the function which allows to determine the location of every cell phone.