“In St. Petersburg, the famous blockade survivor Elena Osipova was arrested,” the caption for the video posted by Twitter user Ilya Yashin read, translated from Russian.
Social media users have been reacting to Osipova’s courage by demonstrating against the conflict.
“Putin's regime arresting Yelena Osipova, survivor of the Siege of Leningrad during the Second World War, for protesting against Putin's war in St Petersburg,” one wrote.
“What sort of government is scared of a little old lady holding placards?”
Osipova lived throughout one of the darkest periods in Russian history, which saw the protracted conflict last a total of 872 days and saw one million of the city's civilians and armed defenders lose their lives.
The war has entered its second week. The country reports that more than 2,000 civilians have died since the invasion began last Thursday. The conflict has also caused more than a million people to flee Ukraine, according to the UN.
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