UN envoy slams anti-Russian sanctions imposed over North KoreaRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 23, 21:29
Criminal case over Ukraine's map without Crimea and Donbass opened in KievWorld August 23, 21:17
Netanyahu says every encounter with Putin benefits Israel’s securityWorld August 23, 19:15
Netanyahu determined to prevent Iran from strengthening positions in SyriaWorld August 23, 18:21
Russia's military might on display at Army-2017 forumMilitary & Defense August 23, 18:20
Russian defense minister examines weapons seized from terrorists in SyriaMilitary & Defense August 23, 18:12
Grand Russian art exhibition to be held in Vatican in 2018Society & Culture August 23, 17:47
Argentinian footballer Emiliano Rigoni signs contract with Russia’s Zenit FCSport August 23, 17:36
German chancellor suggests exerting diplomatic pressure on North KoreaWorld August 23, 17:01
MOSCOW, May 1 (Itar-Tass) — Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and President-elect, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin who on Tuesday took part in a May Day demonstration at the end of the procession talked to the Muscovites who also came to attend the festive event.
The president and prime minister, as well as Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin headed a column of demonstrators in Mokhovaya Street in downtown Moscow.
During the procession Putin and Medvedev talked to the action participants. Many of the demonstrators carried banners with slogans, reading, in particular, ‘We are the Power!’ There were also slogans such as ‘Putin! Medvedev! Come on, Russia!’, ‘Working People for Putin and Medvedev,’ ‘Spring has Come - the Swamp Dried Up.’
The procession was accompanied by drumbeat and patriotic songs.
The president and prime minister congratulated the citizens on Spring and Labour Day.
The demonstrators for their part wished the country’s leaders success in their work.
A woman who talked to Medvedev and Putin asked them how they manage to stay in such a good physical shape with their busy work schedule.
“It’s necessary to work more!” Putin replied.
One of the demonstrators asked the president whether it is possible to return the students’ distribution system for students of state-financed departments.
Medvedev promised to think over the matter. “It’s certainly impossible to return the past system,” he said. He suggested, however, that the distribution opportunity could be envisaged for excellent students learning on state-financed departments and could be fixed in the contract.
Having talked with the demonstrators for about 10 minutes, Putin and Medvedev once again congratulated them on the holiday.
Speaker of the State Duma lower house of parliament Sergei Naryshkin also took part in the May Day demonstration. He led a column of the Moscow Association of the Defence Industry Trade Unions.