Moscow authorities authorize opposition rally in Triumfalnaya Square on May 31

The Moscow authorities have confirmed that the opposition rally on Moscow's Triumfalnaya Square on May 31 has been authorized.

The Moscow authorities have confirmed that the opposition rally on Moscow's Triumfalnaya Square on May 31 has been authorized.

"The rally has been authorized," Vasiliy Oleinik, first deputy head of the regional security and corruption prevention department of the Moscow mayor's office, told Interfax on Wednesday.

Oleinik said the rally can have up to 300 participants.

Oleinik said the requests seeking authorization of rallies on Triumfalnaya Square were previously denied because there people among their organizers who had been subjected to administrative liability several times and who by law cannot organize mass events.

"Previously, there were people among the organizers whose right to organize public events is restricted by Federal Law 54. In this case, the organizers of the rally are people who have this right and have no restrictions on that," Oleinik said.

Eduard Limonov, leader of the unregistered party Other Russia, is not among the rally organizers now, his press officer Alexander Averin said on Wednesday.

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