The Picture Of Feminists Posing With A Banner On Top Of The Kremlin Is Fake
But other images from the demonstration are legit.
An image of feminists unfurling a "National Idea — Feminist" banner atop the Kremlin is fake.
To celebrate International Women's Day, feminists in Moscow gathered at the Kremlin to demand equal rights.
A security researcher covering the region also fell for the hoax.
As well as a prominent Russian blogger.
The organizers themselves admitted the image is fake, but did not say who's responsible. Activist Ekaterina Nenasheva wrote about it in a Facebook post:
"I'm hurting right now for Russian art activism and the feminist collective, because the picture of the Arsenal tower really did turn out to be photoshop. Only a few participants knew about it, and now I know too.
I deeply respect all participants of the protest and don't want to devalue their actions. All the other photos and videos are real. Thank you, girls!
But I also consider it absolutely unprofessional and unacceptable to have such an approach to work, in any case, the use of photoshop was not part of the original concept."