Opposition politician Alexei Navalny announced the holding of new meetings. He wrote about this in his blog.
Navalny suggested to hold a rally on 12 June, when the country celebrates an official state holiday — Russia Day.
“Here, let’s on June 12 and hit the streets with our same slogans and under the national flag. We have 2 months of training. Attract more cities, will gather even more people,” Navalny wrote.
The Moscow mayor’s office on the question whether the reported from the team of Alexei Navalny, the application for holding the rally on 12 June, was unable to confirm this information. “I have no such data”, — said the head of the press service of the Moscow Department of regional security and combating corruption Elena Romanova.
Press Secretary of the Bulk Kira Armys said that it is too early to apply for approval of the action.
“We plan a nationwide campaign and encourage you to join the largest possible number of cities. Prior to the filing of the notice in Moscow nearly two months, so it’s still early to talk about a specific place, but of course, we will submit an application to hold a rally in the center”, — said the Armys.
The law on meetings stipulates that the notice of the event should be submitted no earlier than 15 and no later than ten days before the meeting.
In a press-service GU MVD of Russia in Moscow reported that the action on 12 June “information yet”.
In turn, the Advisor to the Director of Regardie Alexander Khinshtein, answering the question about strengthening of security measures on 12 June, said: “For the protection of public order, MIA is responsible, so it is obvious that the review should seek it there. We are working on those applications which are received from colleagues in Ministry.”
March 26 in dozens of Russian cities held anti-corruption protests after investigation of the Fund of struggle against corruption (FBK) about secret of estate of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. In the film FBK “you do not Dimon” said Medvedev owns “vast tracts of land in the elite areas, manages yachts, apartments in historic mansions, agro-complexes and wineries in Russia and abroad”. The most massive actions took place in Moscow, St.-Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk and Vladivostok.
In Moscow, the rally was not agreed with the city authorities. According to police estimates it was attended by 8 thousand people, organizers said about 25 to 30 thousand participants. The campaign ended with arrests: only the police Department was delivered more than a thousand demonstrators. Most of them were drawn up administrative protocols. The protest was the largest in the capital over the past five years.
The shares were also arrested and Alexei Navalny. The court arrested him for 15 days and has appointed 20 thousand roubles of the penalty for the violation of two articles of the code about administrative offenses: disobeying police and organization uncoordinated actions (19.3 of the administrative code and 20.2.2).
In early April, Medvedev commented on the investigation of the FBC, which caused protests. According to the Prime Minister, the investigation has made “compote”.