At least 1,045 people have been detained across Russia in a crackdown on anti-war protests across two dozen cities in Russia, according to the independent monitoring group OVD-Info on Wednesday.
More background: Photos released on OVD-Info's Telegram channel showed police in Saint Petersburg using batons against protestors. Videos show police attempting to contain behind barriers a crowd gathering at Isakiivskiy Cathedral, amid chants of “no mobilization."
Videos from Moscow show several protestors being carried away by the police at a demonstration in the center of the city.
CNN's Tim Lister Gianluca Mezzofiore and Anastasia Graham-Yooll contributed to this report.