It will be just one day before the inauguration of Vladimir Putin to yet another term as President of Russia and opposition leaders are calling their march the “March of Millions.”
Just yesterday Moscow city authorities finally agreed to permit the May 6 March of Millions protest, including a march from Kaluzhskaya Square and a demonstration on Bolotnaya Square, Moscow deputy regional security chief Vasily Oleynik announced on Thursday.
Scheduled to begin at 2pm, the March of Millions, protesting the results of parliamentary and presidential elections, will be just one day before Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is sworn in for a six-year term as president, his third full term.
Meanwhile one of the most visible of the opposition leaders, Alexei Navalny, was named as one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world. Navalny joked that the publicity might get him better treatment if he lands back in jail.
Citizen groups are using social media and videos on YouTube (like this one below) to rally marchers to the event on Sunday.