About 30 residents of the Crimean capital gathered for a rally, made a straw man of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and then set it on fire - apparently to express their support for President Putin.

The most ardent activists held posters with slogans, "Backstab" and "Glory to Russian Space Forces."

The action was previously authorized by local authorities.

After this exciting rally, the citizens of the city of Simferopol had no choice but to go to their dark and cold homes.