Lavrov blasts claims of Russia’s 'involvement' in Montenegro coup attempt as groundlessRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 20, 13:55
Rosneft starts drilling first exploration well in IraqBusiness & Economy February 20, 13:38
Kremlin calls Ukrainian MP’s proposal for Russia to take Crimea on lease 'absurd'Russian Politics & Diplomacy February 20, 13:34
Lavrov: US confirms Russian ambassador routinely wiretappedRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 20, 13:15
Lavrov calls on UN to invite Moscow group of Syria’s opposition to GenevaRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 20, 13:11
Lavrov states Russia cannot take Crimea on lease from itselfRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 20, 13:04
Press review: No breakthrough at Security Conference and no-fly list for troublemakersPress Review February 20, 13:00
Russia to complete testing assault rifles for Ratnik ‘soldier of future’ gear in summerMilitary & Defense February 20, 12:59
Thai police reel in Russian tourist for feeding fishSociety & Culture February 20, 12:45
MOSCOW, February 15 (Itar-Tass) — Moscow mayor’s office permitted supporters of Vladimir Putin to hold a march on February 23 along the Frunzenskaya embankment and a rally in Luzhniki, deputy mayor Alexamder Gorbenko said on Wednesday.
“On Wednesday morning we met with the organizers and signed all relevant papers. The march will start from 54 Frunzenskaya embankment, near the Andreyevsky bridge at 11:30 Moscow time and will proceed to Luzhniki. The number of participants is up to 40,000,” Gorbenko said.
According to Gorbenko, the rally will be held at Luzhniki from 13:00 to 14:30 Moscow time, with the number of participants up to 100,000.
“Not all those who will take part in the rally are going to take part in the march. The venue chosen for the march will cause next to no discomfort for city dwellers,” he noted. “I hope the rally will be held in comfortable conditions.”
The deputy mayor notified that motor traffic along the Frunzenskaya embankment will be suspended from 08:00 a.m. Moscow time. “It will be necessary to install metal detectors. I think traffic will resume after 12:00,” he said.
According to earlier reports, the All-Russia Popular Front and Putin’s election headquarters planned to hold a 200,000-strong march on February 23 from Moscow’s Tverskaya Zastava Square and a rally on Manezhnaya Square.