MOSCOW, May 6 (Itar-Tass) —— No incidents occurred during the Sunday rally on Moscow’s Poklonnaya Hill, which marked the first anniversary of the Russian Popular Front.
“Up to 30,000 people took part in the celebrations of the Day of the Moscow City Emblem and Flag and the first anniversary of the Russian Popular Front on Poklonnaya Hill on May 6. No incidents happened,” the city police department said.
The organizers expected to gather 50,000 people.
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin initiated the formation of the Russian Popular Front at the Volgograd regional conference of the United Russia Party on May 6, 2011. More than 1,000 national and regional public organizations have joined the Russian Popular Front since last May. Several dozens of Front members were elected to State Duma on the United Russia ticket.