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MOSCOW, September 21. /ITAR-TASS/. An opposition march, which the organizers call a Peace March, started from the Pushkinskaya Square in central Moscow to be ended in Academician Sakharov Avenue. The number of participants nears 5,000, the press service of the Moscow police department said on Sunday.
Along with opposition activist, taking part in the march are supports of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (in eastern Ukraine), the press service noted.
According to an ITAR-TASS correspondent, among participants are Russia’s former Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov, co-chairman of the RPR-PARNEAS party Boris Nemtsov, former member of the Russian State Duma lower parliament house Gennady Gudkov and his son Dmitry, environmental activist Yevgenia Chirikova.
People are carrying flags of Ukraine, Russia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, as well as flags of various nationalist and anarchist organizations and of the LGBT community.
Traffic along some sections of the Bulvarnoe Ring circular motor road has been suspended. A police helicopter is used to survey the action.
Earlier, Moscow mayor’s office issued a permit to the opposition for a march of up to 50,000 participants on September 21. Alexei Mayorov, the head of Moscow’s regional security department, told ITAR-TASS that the application for a permit had it that the march, called by the organizers as a Peace March, was to express protest against violations of the Russian constitution and norms of international law.