Boris Akunin Organizes “Test Walk” along Moscow Boulevards

posted 12 May 2012, 22:22 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 12 May 2012, 22:22 ]
Source: (info), 10/05/12 

· Right of assembly  · Public protests  · Moscow city & Moscow region 

On the initiative of the well-known writer Grigory Chkhartashvili (Boris Akunin) a group of literary figures will walk along Moscow boulevards on 13 May from the Pushkin monument on Pushkin Square to the Griboedov monument at Chistye Prudy. As Chkhartashvili writes in his blog: “The purpose of the experiment is to establish whether after all Muscovites can freely walk about their own city or whether they need to get some kind of special permission.” reports that among the poets, writers and journalists taking part are Dmitry Bykov, Lev Rubinstein, Sergei Gandlevsky, Ludmila Ulitskaya, Yulia Latynina, Sergei Parkhomenko and Irina Yasina. Other cultural figures taking part include the musicians Andrei Makarevich and Aleksei Kortnev. [Read more]