Massive Rallies in Moscow, Conflicting Numbers Reported

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Bulgaria: Massive Rallies in Moscow, Conflicting Numbers Reported Thousands gathered in the streets of Moscow both in support of and against Russia's military intervention in Crimea. Photo by RIA Novosti

Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Russia’s capital Moscow to attend rallies both in support of and against the referendum in Crimea.

The Russian news agency ITAR-TASS reported 15,000 people marched in support of Crimea’s secession, while the counter-rally had numbered around 3,000.

Meanwhile, the BBC claims that “up to 50,000 people attended the rally in Moscow to oppose the government’s intervention in Crimea”.

There is no information about clashes between the opposing rallies, however RIA Novosti reports of several people detained in the anti-intervention march.

Ukraine’s autonomous region of Crimea will hold a referendum on Sunday to decide whether it will join the Russian Federation. The results will be recognized by Moscow, but not by the West.

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#27
Optimistic - 16 Mar 2014 // 20:43:45

Thank you Valdimir, I agree with you. Have a good week.

#26
Vladimir K. - 16 Mar 2014 // 20:35:11

Optimistic, I believe it might be better not to reply to this thread anymore as two idiots have obviously teamed up and are just writing bullshit and mixing "names" instead of keeping it civilized..

#25
An American - 16 Mar 2014 // 20:23:22

MyOpic,

Your mini-lecture on diversity is quite comical. The US has anything but a non-diverse population. I doubt the majority of those favorable to a reunification with the New Soviet Union (Novo Unite Covietski or NUC) are Muslim (Sunni or Shi'ite), Jewish, or Catholic, or Protestant, or Lutheran, or Buddhist, or Hindu, or Baha'i, or Pentecostal, or Baptist, or Zoroastrian, or Animist, or Methodist, or Mormon, or Seventh Day Adventist, or Jehovah's Witness, or Unitarian, or Wiccan, or Christian Scientist, or Deist, or Taoist). They are likely either Orthodox Christians, atheists, or agnostics. SO, I am referring to those of the ORTHODOX CHURCH. What handful of faiths are present in the minds of Bulgarians?

#24
Optimistic - 16 Mar 2014 // 19:48:49

To An American, which God, For Jewish People Saturday is their holy day, For Muslims it is Friday and Christans it is Sunday. The world is more diverse than the American view.

Yes some Christians may not vote because it is Sunday but what I am reading is the turnout is very high so the results will reflect the will of the people.

#23
Behemoth - 16 Mar 2014 // 19:44:49

Opathecretin,

why are so boring? You are not only no expert in anything - your delusions of grandeur are also not entertaining. And you are repeating the same sentence in every single message. So come at least up with something interesting. Otherwise I will not even ignore you moron in the future! LOL

#22
Optimistic - 16 Mar 2014 // 19:40:28

Behemoth your insults subtract from everything you write. For sure you are extremely right wing and anti bulgarian in the extreme and your constant insults of people shows you have psycho problems.

#21
Behemoth - 16 Mar 2014 // 19:34:12

Opathemishap,

why are so boring? You are not only no expert in anything - your delusions of grandeur are also not entertaining. And you are repeating the same sentence in every single message. So come at least up with something interesting. Otherwise I will not even ignore you moron in the future! LOL

#20
Behemoth - 16 Mar 2014 // 19:29:10

American,

the Orthodox Church was and is an instrument of the nomenklatura and the secret services. More than 90% of the clergy were and are paid snitches and informants. So what do you expect?

#19
An American - 16 Mar 2014 // 19:23:10

Sunday is God's proclaimed day of rest. And Vlad and his little demons decide to hold a referendum on this day. Where is the Orthodox Church on this? This referendum is the opposite of "Annuit Coeptis".

#18
Optimistic - 16 Mar 2014 // 18:16:18

Behmoth more insults from you, you really have psycho problems, get yourself some medical help.

#17
Behemoth - 16 Mar 2014 // 17:57:05

Oligophrenic,

wow, you are not only the genius in international law, you are also a capacity in the field of psychology. And I have it from a reliable source that on some days you even think that you are Napoleon.

Take your hapcheta and get the friendly people in the white overalls with the straight jackets. Maybe then your delusions of grandeur will go away.

#16
Vladimir K. - 16 Mar 2014 // 16:47:54

Not to mention Japan with all their nuclear reactors on unstable ground. Number one country with earthquakes, tsunamis, storms etc etc yet they have all these reactors scatterred over the country and nobody says a word. And now, the world is paying for Fukushima and the company that owned it doesn't give a damn about peoples health or cleaning it up efficiently.

If a non US fan country did this the whole west would be over them. At least Chernobyl accident was a mistake with stress tests. Fukushimas mistake was right when they started to build it.

#15
Optimistic - 16 Mar 2014 // 13:59:03

To an american 2 years ago some american nuclear power stations were at risk of flooding especially Fort Calhoun, they built a nuclear power station on a flood plain.

Obama ordered a news black out and prevented aircraft flying near to take photographs.

Hypocrites!!!!!!!!!

#14
Optimistic - 16 Mar 2014 // 12:31:56

Behemont, more insults from you, your posrs here are insults to people, you must have big psycho problems, go see a doctor.

#13
Behemoth - 16 Mar 2014 // 12:15:06

Vlad the Impaler,

just this one time I have to agree with you.

It is childish to assume that people who voice very different opinions and who use a very different syntax and vocabulary are the same persons.

Although I sometimes disagree with some of his arguments, it is obvious that Seedy is an intelligent and educated person. How someone can therefore assume that he is Vlad the Impaler is beyond my imagination...ROFL