December 25, 2011 by staff
It was announced about this meeting before.
According to Ria Novosti tens of thousands of people have taken to blogs and social networks to pledge participation in the rally, expected to be addressed by figures ranging from Mikhail Gorbachev and corruption whistleblowes Alexei Navalny to rock musician Yury Shevchuk and novelist Boris Akunin.
Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov is also expected to participate in the meeting. He announced that he would deliver a speech only if the organizers called him onto the stage.
Mass protests too place also on December 10 in Russia. Thousands of Russians went out to the streets and claimed to overview the results of the elections. They insist that the elections have passed with many violations. Protestants are especially against Russian PM Vladimir Putin who will also participate in coming Presidential elections on March 4, 2012.
In his farewell state of the nation address on Thursday, Medvedev proposed sweeping changes to the current political system – changes including direct, popular election of regional governors and simplified criteria allowing political parties to register and take part in national politics.
Despite of promises by the authorities to observe the violations in the elections, thousands of people will go out to the streets to try to recover their violated rights.
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