A massive rally against the cancellation of direct mayoral elections was held in Yekaterinburg on Monday. Residents in the city protested against a law which would see the mayor assigned, but not elected. Protesters also demanded the resignation of Evgeny Kuivashev, the governor of the Sverdlovsk region. The rally was attended by the acting mayor of Yekaterinburg Yevgeny Roizman, State Duma... Еще deputy Andrei Alshevskih, member of the Anti-Corruption Fund Leonid Volkov and former State Duma deputy Dmitry Gudkov. The protest was also supported by the opposition politicians Alexei Navalny and Ksenia Sobchak, but they were not present in Yekaterinburg themselves.