MOSCOW, March 09, /ITAR-TASS/. Actions in support of Ukraine and Russian compatriots living in the country will be held in big cities throughout Russia this weekend. According to forecasts of organisers, these actions will gather around 30,000 people.
Residents of the cities of Astrakhan and Pskov will assemble on Lenin Squares for rallies on Sunday, March 9. A march in support of Ukraine will be held in the city of Maikop, the capital of the Russian Republic of Adygeya.
Residents of Arkhangelsk, Chelyabinsk, Vologda, Perm and Chita will hold their actions on Monday, March 10. Around 18,000 people are expected to participate in actions in these cities.
Massive actions - “people’s gatherings” - in support of Ukraine and Russian compatriots living in the country started in Russia last Sunday. Then marches and rallies initiated by patriotic youth and veteran organisations brought together tens of thousands people in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Krasnodar. This week events under slogans “For fraternal people!”, “We do not let the ours down!” were held in big cities, including those in Russian regions bordering Ukraine, such as Belgorod, Bryansk, Novocherkassk, Rostov-on-Don and many other cities. On March 7, more than 65,000 people came for a massive rally and concert under slogan “We are together!” in support of the Ukrainian Autonomous Republic of Crimea on Vasilyevsky Spusk Square in central Moscow.