Peace, labor, the Passover: how in Moscow to celebrate the may day


Opponents in the Parking lot

Opposed to the introduction of the payment system “Platon” truckers are unable to coordinate with the city of Moscow may day rally, said the coordinator of truckers Andrey Bautin.

Three times they applied to the authorities for a rally on may 1, numbering up to a thousand people, but three times was refused: the first time the authorities have referred to the fact that the application was filed too early. In the second and third times they were told that on 1 may in Moscow already many events planned, said Bautin. Drivers didn’t even support the presidential Council on human rights: according to Bazhutina, Chairman of the HRC Mikhail Fedotov appealed to the mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin with a request not to refuse lorry drivers to hold a rally.

Now the drivers of heavy vehicles considering the opportunity to join the column of one of the unions at the may day rally, explained Bautin. On the eve of 30 April, the rig will set up all-Russian “Association of carriers of Russia”.

Dissatisfied with the talks with city hall about the may day demonstrations and in “Fair Russia”: Moscow officials have not agreed nor procession, nor a rally for party members filed the requests, complains of the Moscow state Duma Deputy Alexander Ageev. According to him, the party leader Sergei Mironov filed an application a month ago at the may day action in the Hermitage garden, or in the Park Muzeon, or at Pushkin square, or its square. However, the city offered them options “on the ring road” or Parking lot between 1st and 2nd Brestskaya streets, says Ageev, and the number of participants should not exceed 300 people. Judging by the website of the party, in the end, the party members agreed to a rally on Triumfalnaya square.

The rally will speak Mironov, the new Commissioner for human rights Tatyana Moskalkova and other top officials of the party. The socialist-revolutionaries will be to campaign for “the working man, social justice, resignation of the government,” said Ageev.

“For the first time in recent years, denial of the may day March received the St. Petersburg democratic opposition, said on his Facebook by the Deputy of city legislative Assembly from the party “Yabloko” Boris Vishnevsky: the city government told the applicants that at this time on Nevsky prospect has scheduled another previously announced the procession, and at the stables area will be carried out works on preparation of the fan zones of the ice hockey world championship. “Apple” has offered to hold a March and rally in Polyustrovsky Park, the coalition “Democratic Petersburg”, “Parnassus”, progress Party and the “democratic choice” — in novosilky.

Criticism from your

Mild criticism of the actions of the government are expected at the joint event of the Federation of independent trade unions (FNPR), a member of the Russian popular front (onf) Vladimir Putin and the party “United Russia”, which is chaired by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

FNPR has planned a March on red square at 10 am on the first of may, told the Secretary FNPR Alexander Shershukov. According to him, it will be attended by about 100 thousand people. Just, expects the head of the FNPR Mikhail Shmakov, the may day demonstration will be held in the 1700 settlements, attended by 2.3 million people.

Together with trade Union organizations in a demonstration in Moscow will take part in two political forces, the party “United Russia” and “Union labor”, said Shershukov. In the procession can take part and the activists of the popular front, he added. It podtverdil the representative of the popular front, noting that its columns at the Front will not.

“United Russia” will form a separate column, said at a press conference on 28 April, the Deputy speaker of the state Duma Andrey Isaev. The slogans of United Russia coincide with the slogans of trade unions, he said: “No to higher taxes and prices! Yes — growth of salaries, pensions and benefits!”. Also party activists put forward the slogans, criticizing the reform of health care: “Optimization does not mean a reduction. On health it is impossible to save,” — gave an example of such a slogan Isaev (quoted by the Agency Regnum).

Announcing the may day March, Isayev also criticized the financial-ekonomicheskoi bloc of the government. For example, he stressed that the party is strongly in favour of the indexation of pensions not below the level of inflation of the previous year (Ministry of Finance proposed to reduce the indexing in 2016). Furthermore, Isaev has expressed concerns about the ideas of raising the retirement age: April 28, the newspaper “Vedomosti” reported that the Ministry of Finance has developed a plan for a phased increase in the retirement age.

In 2015, the slogans of Pro-government organizations were, for the most part, devoted to anniversary of Victory in the great Patriotic war: “May the labour! Victorious may!” and so on.

Easter schedule

Two parliamentary parties will use the may day March to celebrate Easter.

The Communist officials in Moscow agreed on a March from Kaluzhskaya square, Bolshaya Yakimanka street, Mokhovaya street, Okhotny Ryad and rally at the Theatre square, said the Deputy of the state Duma from the Communist party Alexander Yushchenko. The event will be held in conjunction with the organizations “Union of officers”, “Russian lad”, “Hope of Russia” and other leftist movements and trade unions, said the Deputy from Moscow, Vladimir Rodin. It is expected the participation of 5 thousand people, told RIA Novosti the head of Department of regional security and combating corruption Moscow city hall Alexei Mayorov.

The Communist party will use the slogans “Peace! Work! May!”, “Lenin’s Testament faithful!”, “Out of the crisis socialism!”, etc. harsh criticism of the authorities as announced by the Communists slogans no. Calling for the resignation of the government promise to make Moscow Communists, said the leader of the Moscow party Committee, Valery Rashkin. Running column in the Moscow Communists will launch into the sky balloon in the form of the Olympic Teddy bear with the face of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, said the Deputy.

At the same time the Communists will celebrate Easter: “Jesus Christ was the first Communist in the new chronology, because he was sick for the poor, for those who find it difficult and hard, he would just come in our columns and elevate your voice,” said TASS, the Communist party leader Gennady Zyuganov. The deputies of the liberal democratic party, headed by leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky will hold a may day rally on Pushkin square, according to the website of the party. The event will be held under the slogan: “Minimum wage — 20 thousand rubles!”, “Down with “Golden parachutes”!”, etc.

A consensus among the participants of the may day March that “do not stir up”, valid from 2014 — the situation in the country is tense, said political analyst Alexei Makarkin. The Communist party, in his opinion, on the eve of elections to show the government that are loyal and not going to disturb anyone, because the Communists want, that they do not interfere in the elections, the expert believes.