Throughout 2021 in general, more than 23,5 thousand people have been detained at various rallies. The year began with the return to Russia and the subsequent arrest of Alexei Navalny in January of 2021. This led to mass protests across the whole country. The arrests were accompanied by mass non-admissions of lawyers to police departments and an unprecedented police brutality. The response to brutality of the law enforcement officers reveals itself in the form of a wave of social support: a huge number of people, communities, civil initiatives and media gets involved in the campaigns launched by OVD-Info and sets off their own solidarity actions. By the end of 2021 more than 250 lawyers, defenders and attorneys constantly assisted the project, approximately 3500 people contributed as volunteers, 22000 donors regularly supported OVD-Info. The year was marked by pressure on independent media, political and civil projects, which also affected OVD-Info: in September, the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation forcibly included the project in a “foreign agents” list. In December, our key partner, the Nobel-Prize-winning Memorial Human Rights Center was liquidated by the Russian state. The same month, Russian censors restricted access to the ovdinfo.org website in Russia.