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Peace for Nations, Prison for Criminals2010-08-13 18:01
The rally under this slogan was held near Georgia's representative office in Moscow on the second anniversary of the end of hostilities in South Ossetia. "Locals" (Mestnye) movement carrying a basket of Ossetian, Georgian and Russian bread as a symbol of brotherhood of three nations protested against Mikheil Saakashvili's bellicose policies. The young people were supported by representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church and People's Orthodox Movement of Georgia.
Mestnye, the movement of young political environmentalists of the Moscow Region took a break from extinguishing fires to organize a rally dedicated to the second anniversary of the victorious end of the peace-enforcement operation in Georgia. The young people expressed their protest against Mikheil Saakashvili who did not receive punishment after the monstrous crime committed two years ago in South Ossetia and is still in office.
They appeared in the Georgian Interests Section at the Embassy of Switzerland in Maly Rzhevsky lane carrying slogans "Peace For Nations - Prison For Criminals", "Thanking Russia For Peace" and "Saakashvili - To Prison".
"Holding this rally we marked two years since the victory expressing our gratitude to Russian leaders for the political will they manifested in August 2008. We consider Russian, Ossetian and Georgian nations as brotherly that must live in peace. Today we call on the Georgian nation to shake off the plague whose name is Saakashvili. The war was unleashed "due" to the insane president of Georgia's adventures that caused bloodshed among Russians, Ossetians and Georgians", - the press release of the youth movement runs.
According to Ratmir Abashev, head of Mestrnye district office in Odintsovo, it is not the time to consider the war as finished until all culprits appear before the tribunal. The movement activist also thinks that "Russia put a full stop in this conflict showing readiness to protect its citizens wherever they be". "Now it's up to the Georgian nation and the world community to show their ability to abandon the policy of double standards and judge criminals in a fair trial. I hope truth will triumph", - Abashev stated.
Despite political differences archpriest Georgy Roshin, deputy head of church-society relations department at the ROC's Moscow Patriarchate, called all people to peace. "The events of two years ago bring pain to the heart. Russia had no other choice but protect civilians from extermination.