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In the center of Moscow "dissenting" staged a funeral for Yeltsin

April 27 2007
08:55

Meeting "for the right to disagree," organized by the Russian human rights activists, held last night in Moscow. Despite the fact that human rights activists filed an application for an event involving two thousand people, and the Moscow mayor's office authorized to collect only five hundred "dissent" in the campaign, according to the radio station Ekho Moskvy , was attended by "about two hundred, three hundred people" who have expressed their protest against the crackdown "Marches of Dissenters" in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

The rally, however, began with a moment of silence in memory of the first Russian president Boris Yeltsin and the victims of the Chernobyl tragedy. Many of the protesters came with photos and posters of Boris Yeltsin, Boris, you were right and we have no rights, "" Yeltsin defended our rights, and Putin - his! ". Looking back on the blessed 90's, "disagree" with Putin's policy seriously started arguing about the possibility of a second coming of Yeltsin. According to the Moscow intelligentsia, modern techniques allow the return of man to life through organ transplants. Here it was decided to organize a fund to find volunteers willing to donate the heart or lungs for the first president of Russia.

Meanwhile, leading the rally turned finally to the main theme of the event - "The right to disagree!". Presentations were made by the head of the Moscow Helsinki Group, Lyudmila Alekseeva, chairman of the movement "For human rights" Lev Ponomarev, leader of the opposition coalition The Other Russia, Mikhail Kasyanov, the chief editor of "The Truth of Beslan," Marina Litvinovich. Speakers expressed their concern over the prevailing situation in Russia and called for solidarity with the participants dispersed opposition rallies in the fight for their constitutional rights. On the rostrum were made demands resignation of Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliev and FSB Director Nikolai Patrushev, Ekho Moskvy.

Finally, the opposition promised to once again bring his supporters onto the streets.

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