The Group of Change, a St. Petersburg graffiti gang, posts political stencils across the city, an act that many Russians find to be an offensive desecration. Walking with a graffiti artist through Ploshad Vosstaniya, we came upon one of the group's many stencils, this one reading, "Modernization or Death." We asked whether the group offered a viable oppositional movement in Russian politics. According to this artist, in the eyes of a young, progressive Russian, political change was not imminent, nor was it even a present goal. People are looking for more incremental changes, like educational reform, governmental transparency, and a stop to everyday corruption, especially in the business and banking sectors. The goal of the Group of Change and others like them is not to completely overthrow the system but to inspire people to reclaim their rights, slowly, thoroughly, and from below.