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Marsh for the slow-witted

December 9 2008

On Monday evening at the Moscow city government held a meeting with a member of the executive committee of the Other Russia coalition, "Alexander Averin, who explained where and when they can march" dissenters. " Mr. Averin a lot of thought and eventually accepted the arguments of City Hall.

We recall that on 1 December a group of citizens headed by Alexander Averin filed in the Moscow mayoralty bid to host the Dec. 14 meeting on Triumph Square, followed by a procession through the streets of Tver and willingly series and another rally at Theater Square - the so-called "March of Dissent". Having considered the application, the municipality proposed to "dissent" over the best routes for the rally - or march on the Taras Shevchenko embankment, or a rally on the Swamp area.

Alexander Averin, on behalf of the Organizing Committee, "March of Dissent", said that in this case will take to the streets "without any paperwork." "If the mayor's office and this time refused to meet our legal requirements, we continue to abandon the practice of non-working submit notification to the municipality, and we just rely on the Constitution, which stipulates that citizens have the right to assemble freely. We will go out without notice" - Averin said on the air of Echo of Moscow ".

Moreover, about his upcoming visit to the municipality to deal with the "March of Dissent" declared Eduard Limonov and Garry Kasparov. Exactly what they want to inform the capital until officials kept secret. However, ahead of their bosses and to express their dissatisfaction with "illegal" actions of the government in Moscow could Mr. Averin. But as it turned out at the meeting, the claims of "dissent" to the Moscow authorities actually do not.

According to first deputy head of the press service of the mayor and the city government of Leonid Krutakova, Mr. Averin explained that earlier on Pushkin Square and the Triumphal filed an application to the prefecture of the Central Administrative District of Moscow from other groups of citizens. In addition, when making a decision, the city government came from the interests of other citizens, as a demonstration on Tverskaya street would inevitably lead to congestion in the city center.

"Alexander Averin was a painting receives a copy of the decision by Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov," - said L. Krutakov - Mr. Averin behaved appropriately and all questions answered thoughtfully. To the question whether he understood the mayor's decision, he replied that he was all clear. Whereupon Alexander Averin was warned about the consequences of a breach of the Russian Constitution and federal law. On the question of its future actions, Mr. Averin said that breaking the law, he and his movement was not collected and converted, most likely with a new letter to the government, "- said the mayor's office spokesman, stressing that:" The Mayor of Moscow reports Mr. Averin and all "disagree" that the application is filed not later than 10 days prior to the meeting and hoped that Mr. Averin confirm an event at the Taras Shevchenko embankment or Swamp area no later than 3 days in advance. Otherwise, any attempt to organize a rally will be regarded as a violation of the law "- said L. Krutakov.

Arseniy Stepanov

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