Rallies against terrorism held in more than 20 cities of Russia

Rallies against terrorism held in more than 20 cities of Russia


Rallies under the slogan “We are against terror”, commemorating the victims of the terrorist attack in the subway of Saint Petersburg, on Thursday, April 6, will be held in Moscow, Tambov, Kazan and St. Petersburg, follows from messages in social networks and regional media. Saturday will be action in Cherepovets, Cheboksary,
Chelyabinsk, Orel, Barnaul, Murmansk, Omsk, Ekaterinburg, Yaroslavl, Kurgan, Shadrinsk, Sevastopol, Petrozavodsk, Simferopol, Surgut, Khanty-Mansiysk and Podporozh’ye.

The attack in the subway occurred on Monday, April 3. The bomb exploded in the train between the stations “Sennaya square” and “Institute of Technology”. As reported, Russia’s Investigative Committee, the attack was carried out 22-the summer native of Kirghizia with the Russian citizenship Akbarjon Jalilov. As told sources in law enforcement, there is a version that Jalilov was associated with the “radical underground, which is sympathetic to the “Islamic state” (organization banned in Russia).

Flowers at the metro station “Technological Institute” in memory of those killed in the explosion on 3 April 2017

Photo: Peter Kovalenko / TASS

That in several regions of Russia are planned solidarity actions on Tuesday, April 4, told close to the Kremlin and “United Russia” sources “Kommersant”. Installation to hold rallies against terror, “especially where there have been protests” March 26, was lowered from the presidential administration, said the interlocutors. The actions across the country should pedalirovanija the theme of unity of the nation to the threat and the role in this Union, Vladimir Putin said the sides

Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov declared that the authorities in the regions the decision to hold the rallies were attended without the participation of the Federal center.

“The Kremlin is not involved in the organization of rallies, so I can’t tell you that, will there be rallies in the regions, and if held, then what and who will be the organizer of <…> it is Correct to say that the first time I hear that something could be signals,” he said.

City officials have openly declared that involved in the organization of meetings in Simferopol, Tambov, St. Petersburg, Orel, Barnaul, Murmansk, Omsk, Yekaterinburg and Chelyabinsk. In Moscow, Petrozavodsk, Kazan, Surgut, Cheboksary, Kurgan and Cherepovets shares declared local youth and community organizations, in Sevastopol, the event is organized by the Cossack society “the Sevastopol Cossack district”, said a source in city hall.

The haste in organizing events in the regions, the political scientist Mikhail Vinogradov, explained by the desire of the Kremlin to “test the ability of the Pro-government mobilization in the Wake of counter-terrorism” and “attempt to seize the initiative over time, while Navalny under arrest”. “Mass haste and do minor obvious aesthetic costs,” he said .

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In Moscow, the initiators of the action of solidarity with the residents of St. Petersburg was organized by the trade unions: Moscow Federation of trade unions, the trade Union of transport workers, the trade Union of the Metropolitan transport Association of the Moscow agglomeration. This was told by a source at city hall confirmed the Chairman of the Moscow Federation of trade unions, Moscow city Duma Deputy Mikhail Antontsev.

“It will be a rally, not a rally. It will be held at 17:00 at the Manege square. With the initiative of the Federation of trade unions and transport workers. They have addressed to Muscovites with the request to support Petersburgers”, — said at city hall.

The Antontsev told that during the campaign will not make political statements or posters — just that, according to the Antontsev, it differs from rally. It is planned to gather on Manezh square, to light candles and lay flowers to the stele of the hero city of Leningrad in Alexander garden.

The application for holding the rally was filed on Wednesday, April 5, said the Executive Director of the Association of transport agglomeration Norayr bludyan. According to him, the application was not served “in the prescribed form”, according to the law on holding demonstrations, rallies and picketing in the town hall, according to Buldana, sent a letter with a proposal to hold a rally of solidarity. Notice of the meeting shall be submitted not earlier than 15 days prior to the date of the meeting and not later than ten.

“We are not talking about a demonstration or rally. We are all human, everyone can be in this situation. This is not a subject that must be debated,” explained bludan quick approval of the action. How many people will participate in the action, the organizers found it difficult to say. According to Buldana, from the Moscow Association of transport agglomeration “will be 200-300 people”: “we Have no compulsion there.”

Another memorial event in Moscow will pass April 6 at Poklonnaya hill, said “Echo of Moscow”, citing a source in the veteran organization “boevoe Bratstvo” (its members took part in recent Pro-government rallies).

In the group of “Extras.ru” in social networks 5 April, there have been several posts (screenshots feature), the authors of which for money looking for participants for two Moscow rallies of solidarity — at the Poklonnaya hill, Manezh square and. At the time of publication of the text of all ads have been removed.