The biggest opposition rally in recent Russian history has taken place in the capital. The protest against the results of Russia’s December 4 parliamentary election has drawn an estimated turnout of between 25,000 and 40,000.
The rally has been held on Bolotnaya Square, in Central Moscow, on December 10 between 2 pm and 6 pm.
The square is almost empty, except for media crews and a few groups of youngsters, say police.
Earlier the Interior Ministry reported around 25,000 people gathered at the scene. However opposition leaders claim up to 40,000 on the square.
Before the rally police have blocked access to the squares adjacent to the Kremlin and have restricted entry to Red Square.
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