According to Tass News Agency, on August 11, local time, Andrei Krimov, chairman of the Provisional Committee of the Russian Federation for the Defence of State Sovereignty and Prevention of Intervention in the Interior and Vice-Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, said that Russia had the facts to prove that foreign forces used computer information technology such as video websites to manipulate them. Russian citizens held a demonstration on 10 August in Sakharov Street, Moscow. Krimov said Russian citizens suddenly began to receive information on Youtus website that they had never subscribed to, which was obviously inflammatory, and were abetted to take to the streets to engage in illegal activities. Undoubtedly, there must be the participation and support of relevant Western groups and network companies behind this, with the aim of brutally interfering in Russias internal affairs. One of the objectives is the Duma election in Moscow. Krimov said that under the Russian Federations criminal law, such incitement should be punished.
On 20 July, 27 July, 3 August and 10 August, four consecutive weekends of demonstrations took place in Moscow to support some independent candidates who had previously been deprived of their eligibility to participate in the Duma election in Moscow City by the Moscow Electoral Commission on the grounds of irregularities of documents. In the first three activities, except for the first one, the other two were not approved by the government. Although the first stage of the march on August 10 was approved by the government, some of the demonstrators, instigated by the government, went elsewhere for the second stage of the illegal march. A total of 136 illegal demonstrators were arrested by the police.