1.5 million people marched on May Day in Moscow

Supporters of the Russian Communist party take part in a May Day rally in central Moscow, Russia, May 1, 2017. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva
Vastavam web: Almost a million and a half people turned out in central Moscow today for the annual May Day parade, many more than in past years, Russian police said.”Nearly 1.5 million people marched on May 1,” police said in a statement quoted by Interfax news agency.Some of the marchers waved communist flags and pictures of Soviet founding father Lenin in memory of the old days.Vladimir Nikolayevich, a war veteran marching in uniform, described the May Day parade as an “immortal” event.Other marchers chanted anti-government slogans. Vladislav Ryazantsev, a leader of the Left Block movement, said “we are against (President Vladimir) Putin, but not as a person.”