The organizers of the opposition march Vesna, which is scheduled for March 1, have agreed to hold it in the Moscow Maryino area, Boris Nemtsov, co-chairman of the party RPR-PARNAS, told a press conference on Friday.
"After intensive debate and consultations, we came to the conclusion that we agree to hold the march in Maryino," Nemtsov said.
Nemtsov emphasized that the demands of the march are more important to the opposition that its venue. "The main thing to us is that all residents, including residents of Maryino, hear our demands," Nemtsov said.
In the meantime, the party Yabloko does not back the idea of holding the march in Maryino.
Yabloko leader Sergei Mitrokhin earlier said Yabloko would not participate in the opposition march if the organizational committee accepted the offer made by the Moscow mayor's office to hold it in Maryino.
The opposition suggested holding the march in central Moscow.
Former Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky, for his part, spoke for ending the war in Ukraine and asked the participants in the upcoming rally to support the peaceful solution to the conflict. "I am confident that citizens of Russia are against war.
The march is aimed at making people feel solidarity, openly state their position, the need to promptly end the conflict and return to openness and development," Khodorkovsky said in a report posted on his website on Friday.
Moreover, Khodorkovsky said he believes that "this military conflict directly contradicts the interests of Russia and is a source of economic, social and legal problems."
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