Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that law-enforcement agencies have information about monetary remuneration for participation in an unsanctioned rally in Moscow. His words are quoted by the correspondent of”.ru” on Monday, March 27.
“There is information that the minor participants in Moscow in the event of their detention by the police was souleles cash rewards” — said the official representative of the Kremlin, stressing that “there are certain confirmation of this”.
He also noted that references the facts. “If law enforcement agencies deem it necessary, then, perhaps, some confirmation will be presented to the public,” — said Peskov.
Earlier on Monday the Kremlin has expressed regret with the fact that the participants of unauthorized meetings held on 26th March in Moscow and other cities of the country, did not want to spend them on alternative platforms. Government respect the right of citizens to Express their civic position, but only to the extent provided by law, Peskov stressed.
“But we can’t show the same respect for those who deliberately leads people astray,” he said, noting that he was misled “in fact children” and thus put their life in danger.
Sunday, March 26, the opposition leader, the founder of the Fund of struggle against corruption Alexei Navalny and his supporters held an unauthorized March in Central Moscow. According to official data, the number of participants up to eight thousand people, according to unofficial — to 30 thousand. The sources of RIA of news in law enforcement bodies reported on the detention of more than a thousand participants, including Navalny himself.
The March organizers tried to negotiate the route with the Moscow authorities, but they referred to the high workload of the centre and proposed alternative sites — Hyde Park in Sokolniki or street Pererva, South-East of Moscow. These variants did not suit the opposition, and the procession passed in an inconsistent place.