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The opposition will stage an alternative rally without the Communists and nationalists on February 4

February 01, 2012, 12:20 UTC+3
About 30,000 people are ready to gather for an alternative rally under the slogan “For Fair Elections and Democracy”
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The organizing committee of the "For Fair Elections" rally, which will be held in Moscow on February 4, negotiated the details of the protest action. The participants of the rally will march on Bolshaya Yakimanka Street, after that they will stage a rally on Bolotnaya Square. The organizers intend to make the rally very brief due to harsh weather conditions in the Russian capital. However, about 30,000 people are ready to gather for an alternative rally under the slogan “For Fair Elections and Democracy” without the Communists and nationalists.

The resolution of the march under the slogan “For Fair Elections” does not differ from the one adopted at the December rallies, Kommersant daily noted. The resolution contains the demand to release prisoners of conscience and unfairly convicted people. The participants in the protest action insist on a dismissal of Chairman of the Central Elections Commission Vladimir Churov and the cancellation of the State Duma elections results. Finally, all protesters will be urged “not to give a single vote” to Vladimir Putin on March 4 and register as elections observers. The only thing, which the organizing committee did not agree on is the schedule of the protest action. According to weather forecasts, the expected temperature of 19 degrees below zero will put a spell on Moscow, and the organizers want to make the rally as brief as possible. According to the Tuesday evening reports, 26,000 people registered at Facebook for the rally and another 8,100 people in the social network VKontakte. Various rallies and marches are scheduled to take place in 82 Russian cities on February 4, the newspaper reports.

The organizers intend to gather 30,000 people for an alternative rally under the slogan “For Fair Elections and Democracy”, which will be staged on Sakharov Avenue on February 4, Rossiiskaya Gazeta writes. Potential participants do not agree with the election results, but do not want to participate in a rally together with the Communists and nationalists. A member of the organizing committee of the rally Konstantin Borovoy explained to the newspaper that “if our intellectual elite is ready to pretend that there will be no Nazi smell in the march, but I do not believe that ordinary people are ready to make any of such compromises.” The number of expected participants grows by 5,000 people daily, he said. Borovoy noted that outstanding personalities and big businesspeople stated that they will participate in the rally.

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