Woman Beaten by Russian Police

A video which appears to show a woman being beaten on the head by a Russian police officer is starting to attract attention after it was released on the internet. The footage was shot in Nizhny Novgorod on Saturday during a protest by activists from the so-called 'Russians' opposition movement. A policeman is seen hitting a woman on the head with a rubber baton as scuffles break out between police and protesters. The woman, who was later identified as Yekaterina Zaitseva, falls to the ground after being hit. Zaitseva is a well-known activist in Nizhny Novgorod who serves as a spokeswoman for her local branch of the Other Russia opposition movement.