Moscow police say 250 people take part in protest rallyWorld April 29, 16:29
Diplomat calls US’ allegations about isolation of Russia in UN 'strange'Russian Politics & Diplomacy April 28, 20:58
Experts say Russian hackers strongly demonized in USRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 28, 20:35
Ferrari drivers clock best time in Practice Two of Russia F1 GP in SochiSport April 28, 19:54
Red Bull’s advisor Marko says Kvyat to possibly remain with Toro Rosso next yearSport April 28, 19:16
Pope Francis blesses pregnant TASS correspondent en route to EgyptWorld April 28, 18:55
Russian diplomat says use of military force against North Korean unacceptable, dangerousRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 28, 18:45
UN chief calls for lowering risk of miscalculation concerning North Korea issueWorld April 28, 18:15
Moscow deeply regrets Montenegro’s decision to join NATORussian Politics & Diplomacy April 28, 18:07
MOSCOW, March 5 (Itar-Tass) —— Hundreds of people have come to Moscow’s central Pushkin Square on Monday, March 5, to attend an opposition rally “For Fair Elections.
People are required to walk through metal detectors in order to enter the square. Police have cordoned off the place.
On the whole, the situation is calm and no law offences have been reported so far.
Up to 30,000 people may take part in the rally.
Another opposition rally may take place outside the Central Election Commission’s headquarters. It has not been allowed by the city administration. Members of Eduard Limonov’s The Other Russia tried to organise a rally there every Tuesday before the March 4 presidential election but every time police stopped the attempts.
Meanwhile, the Communist Party is also holding a rally that has brought together some 300 people, including 50 members of mass media.
About 12,000 policemen, Interior Troops and vigilantes are ensuring law and order in the centre of the city where the rallies are taking place.