Moscow: Around 2,000 anti-Kremlin
protesters on Saturday held a rally in central Moscow demanding fair
elections and a change in Prime Minister Vladimir Putin`s
The demonstration was called by the fledgling People`s
Freedom Party, an unregistered political party created last
year by opposition activists including former Deputy Prime
Minister Boris Nemtsov.
Under cloudy skies, the ralliers yelled "Russia
Without Putin!" while holding aloft anti-government flags and
A Kremlin youth group held a significantly larger
rally across town calling for an end to state corruption.
Several thousand of the group known as "Nashi," or Our People,
blocked off a central street waving red-and-white banners and
calling for greater supervision of civil servants.