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Alternative demonstration timed to coincide with Feb.4 march

February 01, 2012, 15:27 UTC+3
An alternative demonstration under the slogan "For Russia's Future" will be held on Poklonnaya Gora on February 4
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MOSCOW, February 1 (Itar-Tass) — An alternative demonstration under the slogan "For Russia's Future" will be held on Poklonnaya Gora in the west of Moscow on February 4,  timed to coincide with a protest march "For Fair Elections." The march's route runs from Oktaybrskaya metro, up on Yakimanka street and ends on Bolotnaya square where a protest will be held.

The organizing committee of the Poklonnaya Gora demonstration opened its website where all those «who are not indifferent" to Russia's fate are called upon to join. Similar appeals to join Poklonnaya Gora act have been made on Facebook and Twitter.

The photographs of 23 leaders from the supporting groups have been displayed. Many of them are the United Russia supporters. One of them, Alexander Zakharin, said on   Facebook that the number of citizens who want to help organize the demonstration grew at least threefold over the past few days. " For the first time in the history of modern Russia a group of citizens has been formed who are ready to join direct and open social-political struggle under the slogan "For" (For Russia's Future) rather than "Against," Zakharin said.

A decision has been made to make open TV broadcasts showing the work of the organizing committee, which is to meet in the office of the Central Council of the United Russia supporters. The slogans offered for the alternative act on Poklonnaya Gora have been competing with one another. Ten most popular slogans have been put to a vote.

Earlier, representatives of "Patriots of Russia" and a number of trade union organizations, which joined All Russia People's Front reaffirmed that they would take part in the meeting. The declared number of participants is around 30,000, deputy chairwoman of "Patriots of Russia" Nadezhda Korneyeva told Tass.

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