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The Interpreter
Russian-to-English translation journal, with original analysis and commentary on Russia's foreign & domestic policy.
Peace March of 26,000 in Moscow Finishes Without Incident; A Few Arrests Reported
7 years
At Least 10,000 in Peace March in Moscow - AP
Further Peace March Arrests: 7 in St. Petersburg; 2 in Yekaterinburg; 2 in Barnaul

The Peace March in Moscow has finished, with organizers estimating 26,000 people participating. Marches also took place in other Russian cities.

Translation: @SvobodaRadio According to the data from @sonar_russia, 26,000 people passed through the metal detectors.

SONAR is an election-monitoring group.

Translation: White Counter: By 18:20 26,100 people had come to the Peace March. The counting is finished.

The Moscow event generally took place peacefully, although there were reports of some clashes between anti-war marchers and counter-demonstrators from ultranationalist groups who came to harass them.

In Moscow, at least one person was detained by police and taken away in a police van, and another detained briefly and released. There are reports of more arrested in St. Petersburg, where demonstrators did not have a permit.

Vadim Novikov was arrested along with two provocateurs who were nearby. Novkov was released from a police van 5 minutes after his detention, reported.

Translation: The Peace March has finished. People are dispersing.

Translation: Panorama view from a street-lamp.

Translation: Even the police got it from the provocateurs today.

Translation: Teacher today at the Peace March in Moscow.

Sign: "I don't want to lie to my students."

Translation: picket of supporters of Novorossiya against the opposition action Peace March. Photo by Maksim Blinov.

Translation: Peace March.

Banner: Crimea is Ukraine, Russian Federation is Occupier

A  photo from before the march:

Translation: RT @kesni_mk 4 hours, 30 minutes left until the Peace March. The creative class is breaking out in the center of town.

Peace marches were also held in a number of other Russian cities.

Translation: Nizhny Novgorod is with us.

Translation: the anarchists are cooking at the Peace March.

Translation: Organizer of Peace March: authorities did not permit some posters, we will appeal in court.

The banner was prohibited that said "War with Ukraine is a Disgrace and a Crime of Russia". All of the agitational materials of the organizations were subject to censorship.

Some Moscows street cleaners obviously didn't support the march. They put a St. George flag, used by both Russian nationalists and Russian-backed fighters in Ukraine, on top of their truck.
Translation of sign: "We are cleaning up after the March of Traitors."