In Moscow celebrates Day of national unity. In the city centre in the morning was held the traditional procession of “We are one!”, according to the website of GU MVD of Russia in Moscow.
The procession passed through the city center from the metro station “Pushkinskaya” on Tverskaya street. According to militiamen, it was attended by about 80 thousand people. Note that a year ago, the number of participants was more – 85 thousand.
As reported by the media, despite the chilly weather, people came with flags and various posters. As passed “Interfax”, among the marchers were representatives of the parliamentary parties, students of educational institutions, the Orthodox community, but also residents and people with flags of Russia – friendly States of Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Greece.
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“In the procession attended by members of the Public chamber, many representatives from the regions, but I would have focused on the fact that it is active citizens who are not marking their affiliation to the different political parties and public associations”, – told TASS Secretary of the Public chamber of Russia Alexander Brechalov. “People at his own expense came. It is important for them to say that, despite the diversity, the different points of view, there are dates and times when we should unite,” – said the Agency interlocutor.
The end point of the route of the procession was Manezh square, where at 11:00 a festive rally-concert “We are one”. It was opened by the singer Denis Maidan, reports RIA “Novosti”. It is expected that participation in the concert will take about 10 thousand people.
Photos from the celebration of the day of unity appeared in social networks. The hashtag #Denartment went over the top in Twitter.
The day of national unity