The Kremlin reacted to the anti-corruption rallies in Russia


In the Kremlin respected civic position of people and the right of Russians to make it on the agreed with the authorities format. This was stated to journalists the press-Secretary of President Dmitry Peskov, reports .

Peskov said that such respect, the Kremlin does not feel “for those who deliberately leads people astray, and to those who have done this before, provoking illegal actions.” “In fact, what we have seen in some places, especially in Moscow, is a provocation and a lie. because those who on the eve of a very sophisticated and academic language explained that the action was lawful and not contrary to the law, they said, a pure lie,” said Sands.

According to the press Secretary of the President, minors who participated in the rallies, he promised “some awards, encouraging people to take part in an inconsistent rally in an inconsistent place.”

Peskov said that the anti-corruption rally on Tverskaya street in Moscow was illegal. He pointed out that city hall agreed on two sites, but the organizers of the rally denied them. People, according to the press Secretary of the President, deliberately “dragged on a rally”.

“We regret that our active citizens did not want, probably, largely through ignorance, to use alternative platforms”, — said Peskov.

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Answering a question of journalists how the Kremlin will react to past meetings, the press Secretary of the President said that “it [was] forbidden action, and so we need to treat it”. According to him, the law enforcement officers acted absolutely correctly and professionally.

Sands also promised that the requirements that were heard at permitted rallies in different cities of Russia and criticism of the authorities “will be taken into account”.

The journalists recalled that the agreed actions were the claims voiced by the authorities that she “can’t hear”. Peskov said that can’t say has already cited this case as an example “the silence [of the authorities] investigation [of the Fund of struggle against corruption] against the Prime Minister [the Prime Minister]”.

The day before in many cities of Russia held anti-corruption rallies. Agreed were events in 24 cities, the organizers claimed to hold shares in a hundred Russian cities. The most massive were the protests in Moscow, St.-Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk, Vladivostok.

According to official data, in Moscow on Tverskaya street and “neighborhood” was released on 8 thousand. According to the organizers, to the streets of the city took 20-25 thousand people.

Officially, the meeting was not agreed with the city authorities. However, the promoter Alexey Navalny stated that the sanctioned rally, because first the city authorities banned the event and immediately offered an alternative site. Another venue was suggested a few days later.

The organizers of shares in Russian cities stated that the demonstrations aimed at drawing attention of the authorities to investigate the “Fund of struggle against corruption” against the Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev.

After the rally in Moscow were detained more than 1,000 people. Among them was Alexei Navalny. The detention was in other cities of the country. In Volgograd after the last meeting which was not agreed, brought a criminal case against the student according to the article “Application of violence concerning the representative of authority”.

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