MOSCOW, February 10 (Itar-Tass) —— The Moscow city authorities will offer the Putin campaign staff to change the place of the action planned for February 23 and to cut the number of participants from 200,000 to least 100,000, Vice-Mayor Alexander Gorbenko said on Friday.
“We will have time until Monday. We will try to convince the organizers that they should not hold a march down Tverskaya Street. Besides, Manezh Square is simply unable to hold so many people,” he said.
“We will offer other routes and a lesser number of participants. I think we will learn the organizers’ reaction on Monday,” he noted.
Poklonnaya Hill and Luzhniki are possible venues of the rally, he said.