Thursday, 3 October 2013

Russian Nationalists plan annual march for Nov 4. 30,000-50,000 expected

MOSCOW, October 2 (Itar-Tass) - Russian nationalists plan the so-called Russian March on November 4, marked in Russia as Day of People’s Unity. More than 30,000 people are expected to participate, Alexander Belov from the Russkiye (Russians) movement said at a news conference on Wednesday.
Deputy chairman of the Russian All-People’s Union Party, Ivan Mironov, said his party, “the only registered party of nationalists”, would seek to stage the march in central Moscow. However, organizers say the Moscow Mayor’s Office offers south-eastern Lyublino district as the venue.
The leader of the unregistered National Democratic Party, Konstantin Krylov, said there were different trends in the Russian national movement, but the march offered an opportunity to get together. “We must preserve our Russian land for the sake of our future and the future of our Russian children” - this was the motto of the march, he said. The organizers said there would be only one march on November 4, dubbing the organizers of other actions with similar names as “spoilers”.
Mironov pledged that people wearing Nazi-like uniforms would be banned from the march. “Like one year ago, we are stating (ahead of the march) that attempts to appear in Nazi-like uniforms the raising of hands in a Nazi salute would be qualified as provocations and stopped,” he noted.
According to the organizers, similar marches are also planned in more than 60 Russian regions as well as in Ukraine.
“The modern Russian national movement began with a Russian March in 2005, this is the point of birth of the civil society. Russian nationalists are the most consistent supporters of the victory of democratic procedures in Russia,” Vladimir Tor from the National Democratic Party said.
Members of the organizing committee also said that 14 nationalist demands would be voiced and approved during the action. There were also social demands among them, he said. However, they would not be voiced in full before the march, Tor said.


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