Sova Centre: “Russian March” 2017 in Moscow

posted 28 Nov 2017, 10:23 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 28 Nov 2017, 10:28 ]
Nationalists carried out several actions in Moscow on November 4, 2017, the Day of National Unity.

Since November 4, 2005, nationalist organizations have annually held marches and meetings (the so-called “Russian March”) in various cities of Russia and the CIS, timed to coincide with the Day of National Unity, a public holiday in the Russian Federation.

“Russian March” in Lyublino
The main event of the day is a march, which since 2009 has been led by ultra-right-wing organizations and movements in the Lyublino district of south-east Moscow. This year, participants gathered on Pererva Street and organized into two columns in the territory enclosed for the march. About 70 supporters of the Nationalist Party gathered at the head. Behind them were about 30 Black Bloc activists and their supporters carrying flags and Celtic crosses. However Black Bloc leader Vladimir (Ratnikov) Komarnitsky, Moscow branch of the Nation and Freedom Committee (KNS) head Vladimir Burmistrov, and Roman Kovalyov, who among others applied to hold the march, announced to journalists that the “Russian March” would be canceled due to the fact that many were disallowed from getting into the enclosed territory and joining due to materials featuring the symbols of the march’s participating organizations. [Read more]

Source: Sova Centre
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