MOSCOW, March 07. /ITAR-TASS/. A rally and a concert under slogan “We are together!” in support of Crimea began on Vasilyevsky Spusk Square in central Moscow on Friday.
Massive actions — “people’s gatherings” — in support of Ukraine and Russian compatriots living in that country began in Russia on March 2. Then marches and rallies initiated by patriotic youth and veteran organisations brought together tens of thousands people in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Krasnodar. A motor race was held in the Russian capital either. This week events under slogans “For fraternal people!”, “We do not let the ours down!” were held in Russian major cities, including those cities in Russian regions bordering Ukraine, such as Belgorod, Bryansk, Novocherkassk, Rostov-on-Don and many other cities. Residents of several other Russian cities, including Stavropol, Novosibirsk and Smolensk came out for rallies in support of Ukraine and Russian compatriots living in the country on Friday.