Moscow authorities permit January 19 march in memory of Markelov and Baburova

posted 18 Jan 2015, 06:40 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 18 Jan 2015, 06:51 ]
15 January 2015

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An annual demonstration in memory of lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova is to take place in Moscow on 19 January, the day of their murder in 2009. 

As Mediazona reports, the event has been announced on VKontakte by the Committee of January 19. “The march will begin at 19:00 at the start of Tverskoi Boulevard by Novopushkinskaya Square. Demonstrators will walk along Tverskoi, Nikitsky and Gogolevsky Boulevards to Prechistenka Street, where flowers will be laid and candles lit at the site where Anastasia Baburova and Stanislav Markelov were killed,” says the statement.

The organisers of the march point out that other murdered antifascists and victims of hate crimes will also be remembered on the day marking the killing of Markelov and Baburova. 

Translated by Nicky Brown

For more about Stanislav Markelov and Anastasia Baburova, see In Memoriam.