How It Was: An Eyewitness Account of the March of Millions on May 6

posted 18 May 2012, 02:43 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 20 May 2012, 06:56 ]
18 May 2012

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To join or not to join the protest march on May 6 against the illegally elected president on the eve of his inauguration? That was the question that faced many of those who had taken part in the winter protests, and the answer was uncertain. The title of the event was an unhappy one - confusing and embarrassing. There would be no millions. The number of participants stated in the application made by the organizers to the Moscow government was 5,000 – as opposed to the 100,000 who had taken part in the winter protests. [Read more]