MOSCOW, May 1. /TASS/. A march in downtown Moscow on occasion of Spring and Labor Day has drawn 130,000 people, the Russian Interior Ministry’s press service told TASS on Tuesday.
"A festive demonstration organized by representatives of the Moscow Trade Union Federation is held in the center of the capital," the press service said.
Police together with the National Guard and voluntary people’s patrols are ensuring security.
The demonstrators are chanting traditional slogans: "Peace, Labor, May!", "For Peace and Stability," "Jobs For the Youth," "Care About Pensioners."
Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin led the march of trade unions on Red Square, promising to make every effort to improve living standards of citizens. Lawmakers of the State Duma and Moscow City Duma took part in the demonstration.
Some 3,500 people are taking part in a march of the Russian Communist Party devoted to Labor Day, the Interior Ministry’s press service said on Tuesday.
"A march organized by the Communist Party has started in downtown Moscow and will end by a rally on Teatralnaya Square," a spokesman said.
More than 245,000 personnel of ministries, agencies and services are ensuring security, a spokesperson for the Emergencies Ministry said.
Over 4,400 festive events are scheduled in the Russian regions on Tuesday.