Putin didn't attend festival dedicated to Crimean annexation anniversary

Source : 112 Ukraine

Moscow citizens got a reward for participation in this action
18:24, 19 March 2017

112 Agency

On Saturday, March 18, near the Moscow State University in Russia took place the Spring Festival, timed to the three-year anniversary of the occupation of Crimea. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Moscow, 150 thousand people took part in it, writes RBK.

President Vladimir Putin did not attend the event, although in 2014 and 2015 he took part in similar actions.

For three hours of work, the protesters received 400 rubles (about 7 USD) "immediately after the event." But first, it was necessary "to pass an organized column to the venue of the festival, stand there a little, and then go home," noted in the advertisement.

At the place action dedicated to the Crimea's accession to Russia, there were 10-12 organizers of particpants, one of them talked to RBK. "Everyone of us has 100-150 people signed up," he said. In total, near the Moscow State University, according to his calculations, gathered from 1000 to 1800 people, who were promised a reward.

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