Thousands of Russian racial nationalists, some wearing swastikas, marched through Moscow to protest against immigration.
There were chants the slogan 'Russia for the Russians' to protest President Vladimir Putin's government. Expressing resentment at the number of migrants from the Caucasus and Central Asia living in the country, they says: Moscow is a Russian city. Nationalists accuse the Kremlin of lavishing privileges on migrants and minorities while ignoring ethnic Russian.
Alexander Belov, leader of the nationalist group Russkie, told the marchers in Moscow: 'Putin is scared of us. He feels his time is coming to an end, because the future belongs to us.’
More than 40 Russian Marches were held throughout the country during the day, but there were no immediate reports of violence at Sunday’s Unity Day march.
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