Moscow city hall has approved a request Gudkov at a rally on 24 December

© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in photobacteria Moscow. Archival photoMoscow city hall has approved a request Gudkov at a rally on 24 December© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite the image Bank

Moscow mayor’s office approved a rally in Central Moscow on December 24, which is ex-the Deputy of the state Duma Dmitry Gudkov, told RIA Novosti the head of the Moscow regional security Department Vladimir Chernikov.

He said that the Moscow government had received notification of the meeting «discussion of the problems of electoral rights» on 24 December from 14.00 to 16.30 in the area from the outside of the academician Sakharov Avenue to the street Masha Poryvaeva. The stated number of events is about 5 thousand people.

«Yes, this application was submitted with some delay. But due to the fact that the President of the municipal Council of Krasnoselsky district Ilya Yashin has previously urged its supporters to take part in illegal, inconsistent events… we decided to agree on the application of Dmitry Gudkov and his supporters to the event at Prospekt Akademika Sakharova, which does not threaten the lives and well-being of Muscovites,» — said Chernikov.

Informed about the event on the same day, said the head of the Council of deputies of the Krasnoselsky district, the leader of the movement «Solidarity» Ilya Yashin. Prefecture TSAO Yashin was denied holding a rally in connection with the violation of the term of notice and the lack of necessary documents. The Prosecutor’s office of Moscow Yashin was an extended warning about the administrative liability, if he will hold uncoordinated action.