November 4 events in Moscow expected to draw up to 25,000

Up to 25,000 people are expected to attend different events in Moscow that will mark Russia's National Unity Day on November 4, the city's regional security department chief Alexei Mayorov said, adding that 15,000 of them will take part in a so-called Russian March.

Up to 25,000 people are expected to attend different events in Moscow that will mark Russia's National Unity Day on November 4, the city's regional security department chief Alexei Mayorov said, adding that 15,000 of them will take part in a so-called Russian March.

"All of the actions permitted on this day will draw a turnout of approximately 25,000 people. The organizers of the so-called Russian March anticipate a turnout of 15,000," he told Interfax on Thursday.

The Moscow government has considered all of the submitted applications seeking permission for November 4 actions, he added.

"Permission has been issued for two marches to be accompanied by rallies - one [the Russian March] in Pererva Street in Lyublino and another near the Oktyabrskoye Pole and Shchukinskaya metro stations in the northwest of the city," Mayorov said.

Permission was also issued for several other rallies, he said.

Russkiye far-right movement leader Dmitry Dyomushkin told Interfax earlier that the organization's activists and their supporters would hold a procession along Pererva Street and then stage a rally and attend a rock concert in Lyublino.

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