May 1 rallies and demonstrations across Russia

The Russian government will permit some demonstrations and rallies in Moscow and other cities in Russia on May 1, 2015. The US Department of State listed the details of some rallies and the organizers, which are listed below. Other rallies could take place over the weekend of May 2-3. Foreigners should carry identification to show if requested by legitimate authorities.

Moscow Events

The Moscow Federation of Trade Unions/Profsoyuzy: Up to 120,000 participants; Time: 10:00-12:00; Route: Route: Vasilievskiy Spusk-Red Square-Nikolskaya-Manezhnaya-Tverskaya Streets

Spravedlivaya Rossiya: Time: 11:00-12:00; Up to 3,000 participants; Route: Tsvetnoy Bulv.-Trubnaya Square-Petrovskiy Bulv.–Strastnot Bulv-Bolshoy Putinkovskiy per-Tverskaya Street and Malaya Dmitrovka Street

Communist Party (KPRF): Time: 11:00-12:30; Up to 5,000 participants; Route: Kaluzhskaya Square-Bolshaya Yakimanka Street-Bolshaya Polyanka–Bolshoy Kameniy Most-Mokhovaya Street-Okhotnyi Ryad-Teatralnaya Square

Regional Movement of Communists: Time: 14:00-15:00; Up to 2,000 participants; Route: Nikitskiy Bulv- Tverskoy Bulv.

Citizen Group: Time: 13:00 -17:00; Up to 5,000 participants; Route: Gorkiy Park

Citizen Group: Time: 16:00-19:00; Up to 1,000 participants; Route: Samotechnaya Square-Suvorovskaya Square

“People against Corruption”: Time: 10:00-12:00; Up to 500 participants; Route: Krasnopresnenskaya Square-near the metro station “Ulitsa 1905 Goda”

Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR): Time: 12:00-15:00; Up to 3,000 participants; Route: Pushkinskaya Square

St. Petersburg Events

“Democratic St. Petersburg”: Time: 11:00-14:00; Route: Begins at Oktyabr’skiy Concert Hall and a planned march to Konuishennaya Square.

RPR-Parnas: Time: 11:00-14:00; Route: Begins at Oktyabr’skiy Concert Hall and a planned march to Konuishennaya Square.

Affiliated Labor Unions: Time: 10:30-15:00; Route: Begins at Mayakovskaya Metro Station and will include a planned march to Palace square.

KPRF, ROT-Front, Green Block: Time: 10:00-12:00; Route: Begins at Ploshad Vosstaniya and include a march to St. Issac’s square.

Just Russia: Time: 10:30-15:00; Route: Will gather at Ploshad Vosstaniya and will march down Nevskiy Prospect.

Young Guards: Time: 10:00-15:00; Route: Will gather at Ploshad Vosstaniya and will march down Nevskiy Prospect.

Vladivostok Events

Mayor’s Office: Route: Radiopribor Factory to the city center, marching over the Golden Horn Bridge; Main Stage of Activities at Central Square (events expected all day); Up to 20,000 people

Khabarovsk Events

Regional administration, the Federation of Trade Unions, and the United Russia party: Up to 45,000 people; Route: Komsomolskaya Square to Lenin Square

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Mayor’s Office: Route – Kommunistichesky Ave and Lenin St.; Main Stage of Activities: Victory Square (events planned all day)

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