The Kremlin reacted to the anti-corruption rallies in Russia

The Kremlin reacted to the anti-corruption rallies in Russia


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The past yesterday in Moscow the meeting is a provocation, said Dmitry Peskov. The Kremlin “yours” refers to the right of Russians to Express civil position in a consistent format

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

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.” “Essentially what we’ve 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 is 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 not legitimate. 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.

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. Officially, the meeting was not agreed with the city authorities. However, the event organizer Alexei Navalny stated that this was a sanctioned rally since the 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.