The interior Ministry has counted 100 thousand people at the rally to celebrate the annexation of Crimea

In the rally-concert on Vasilevsky descent, on the second anniversary of the annexation of Crimea to Russia, participated about 100 thousand persons, informs “Interfax” with reference to the press service of GU MVD in Moscow. The reporter who attended the event, estimated the number of participants to 15 thousand Come to the feast took a whole Vasilevsky descent, Big Moskvoretsky bridge and the streets around, but the crowd is pretty rare.

In the hands of the parties the flags of “United Russia”, “National liberation movement” of the Deputy Evgeny Fedorov, “Officers of Russia”, “Sober Russia”, “Rodina” party and other parties. The state Duma specifically for this rally has reduced its work day on Friday.

Hosts of the concert were the journalist “the First channel” Peter Tolstoy and the editor-in-chief of the newspaper “Culture” Elena Yampolskaya. The rally-concert “We are together!”, organized by the Public chamber, began at 17:00, although in the announcement on the website of chamber indicated time one hour earlier. By moving for an hour, as told those who came to the rally, many of them left the event before it started.

Before the official start of the program, the protesters showed commercials of the forum “Tavrida”, organized by the Public chamber in cooperation with the Federal Agency for youth Affairs.

The concert was opened by Joseph Kobzon. With the holiday they congratulated the leaders of the parliamentary parties.

“I congratulate you on a brilliant spring in which victory for common sense,” greeted the leader of the CPRF Gennady Zyuganov. “Two years we are trying to bring to their knees. They can’t stand there in the West that Putin does not throw her,” continued the Secretary of the General Council “United Russia” Sergei Neverov.

The protesters showed the video message of President Vladimir Putin from the Crimea. The President promised that the construction of the Kerch bridge will end in 2018. “It will be another symbol of our unity, of our ability. We will walk with confidence and only forward”, — said Putin.

On the concert of the group “Earthlings”, Larisa Dolina, singer Zara, Alexander Marshall, Diana Gurtskaya and other representatives of the Russian stage. “On March 18 — a date that became for Russia Holy!” — describe a holiday Yampolskaya.