Kadyrov: Opposition meetings spoil people's holidays
The head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov said that the opposition rallies in Moscow spoil the pre-holiday mood.
"We have 150-million Russia, and a bunch of people is gathering there. Most people go to see what's interesting there and spoil the mood of the people", the Chechen leader complained.
He noted that the actions are held peacefully thanks to the efforts of the state. "The country's leadership is doing their best to comply with democracy, therefore it passes peacefully. Have you heard them?"
The leader of Chechnya in Ingushetia Yunusbek Yevkurov also expressed his dissatisfaction with the rallies: "I am, frankly, negative to it. Because all the meetings can turn into unmanageable rallies the next day".
"Moreover, those who organizes the rallies, they manipulate the people at the meetings. They can make the situation unmanageable at any moment", the head of Ingushetia said, as reported by Korrespontdent.net.
December 10 and 24, massive opposition demonstrations against the results of parliamentary elections were held in Moscow.
Last Saturday, a protest was held at Prospect of Sakharov. According to the metropolitan chief police department, it was attended by 30 thousand people. Note that the representative of the organizing committee of the meeting, member of the Bureau of movement "Solidarity" Alexander Ryklin said earlier that the rally was attended by about 40 thousand people, but the metropolitan chief police department refuted this claim. According to law enforcement, it is not true, ITAR-TASS reported.
The organizers themselves, however, call other numbers - not less than 120 thousand people. But Alexei Navalny announced from the stage that 200 thousand people had gathered at the Prospect of Sakharov. Though, on the eve, he reported in an interview to Reuters that at least a million people are ready to go to the streets of Moscow. But even 200 thousand is an exaggeration. The Prospect may physically fit only 60 thousand people. And only if they would stand very close to each other.