Opposition Request Rally for Russia Day

Opposition activists on Strastnoy Boulevard. Anton Belitsky

Leaders of the country's opposition have submitted a request to the Moscow city authorities to conduct a rally on Russia Day, Left Front leader Sergey Udaltsov wrote Tuesday.

According to information posted on Twitter, the Rally against Executioners is planned for June 12, the country's national day. Opposition activists are going to march from Kaluzhskaya Ploshchad to the Bolotnaya Ploshchad, which has become a trademark spot for opposition rallies.

The name of the rally is aims to raise attention to several opposition activists who remain in detention under accusations of taking part in mass disorders during the opposition rally of May 6, 2012.

The message from Udaltsov was posted by his subordinates, since the Left Front leader is under house arrest, accused of conspiring to conduct mass disorder during the May 6 opposition rally.

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