RUSSIA Students and spectators coopted and paid to celebrate annexation of the Crimea

ASIANEWS | on Mon, Mar 20, 9:34 AM

Moscow (AsiaNews) - Activists, students co-opted and paid spectators have formed the majority of the public that took part in Moscow in a big concert, called "Spring Festival" on Saturday, March 18. The aim of the event, celebrating the three years since the annexation of Crimea to Russia, with the 2014 referendum that was held between 16 and 18 March (in Russia spring conventionally begins March 1). According to the police headquarters in Moscow, gathered over 150 thousand people on the hill...

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