Putin’s People’s Front to Hold Mass Festivity Ahead of Inauguration

A day ahead of Vladimir Putin’s inauguration as Russian president, his Peoples Front public movement will hold a mass festivity dedicated to the first anniversary since its establishment, the organization’s website said.

“It is expected that more that 50,000 people will take part,” the message said. The event will be held at Moscow’s Poklonnaya Gora on Sunday.

Last year, Putin called for the creation of the All-Russia People’s Front to broaden the party’s electoral base with “non-party people,” including trade unions, NGOs, business associations and youth groups.

Moscow city authorities have also agreed to permit the May 6 March of Millions, protesting the results of parliamentary and presidential elections. The event will include a march from Kaluzhskaya Square and a demonstration on Bolotnaya Square, Moscow deputy regional security chief Vasily Oleynik said on Thursday.


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