Penza region to celebrate Crimea’s reunification with Russia
Penza, 17 March 2016. PenzaNews. The Penza region will be celebrating the second anniversary of reunification of Crimea and Sevastopol with Russia on the upcoming Friday, March 18, with a number of festive events.
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At 17.00, the regional Workers’ Unions Federation will hold a public-rally-slash-concert in Penza in the city center. The authorities will introduce parking restrictions in the vicinity for its duration.
Moreover, workers’ unions in Kuznetsk, Zarechny and other cities and towns of the region also will hold public rallies dedicated to the event.
As PenzaNews reported earlier, the city of Penza held the first large-scale campaign to support the people of Crimea on 13 March 2014, three days before the March 16 referendum on the status of the peninsula.
The public rally in support of compatriots and the Ukrainian brothers, held under the motto “We Won’t Leave Our People Hanging!” at the square by the new Philharmonic Hall, gathered over 5,000 people with banners reading: “Russia Won’t Leave Its People Hanging!”, “Crimeans, We Are With You! Penza,” “We Are Not Indifferent Over Ukraine’s Future,” “Berkut, We’re With You! From Internal Services Veterans,” “No To Extremism!”, “Russia Against People Dying!”, “Fascism Shall Not Pass!”, “Sura Families Side With Crimean, Ukrainian Families!”, and more.
On March 18, the day of signing of the interstate agreement to accept Crimea and Sevastopol into Russia, Penza held a public rally “We Are Together!” on the Lenina square that gathered about 5,000 people, who were holding banners: “Crimea Is Russia,” “Together Forever,” “One Country – One People,” “Russia Won’t Leave Its People Hanging,” “Proud Of My Country,” “No to Nazis,” “We Love You, Crimea,” and more.
Also, a public event dedicated to the first anniversary of Crimea joining Russia was held on Lenina square on 18 March 2015, gathering over 5,000 citizens.