No to Maidan no to war
People wearing orange ribbons of St. George, a symbol widely associated with pro-Russian protests in Ukraine attend an „Anti-Maidan” rally to protest against the 2014 Kiev uprising, which ousted President Viktor Yanukovich, in Moscow February 21, 2015 (Reuters / Sergey Karpukhin)
The march had a slogan: A year since Maidan. We wont forget, we wont forgive! The banners people were carrying read: No to Maidan no to war, Russia against Maidan, Maidan is deceit. According to its organizers, the rally numbered 50,000 people.
Aleksandr Zaldostanov, the leader of Russian motorcycle club The Night Wolves, said: When the mobilization of Russias enemies takes place, I call to rally round Russias president, TASS reported.
The Anti-Maidan movement was founded this January in Moscow by a group of social activists to counter what they believe could pose a threat to Russia. Its main goal is to prevent so-called color revolutions in the country.