Sixth Anti-Hatred March in memory of Nikolai Giryenko took
place in St.Petersburg
on October 31, 2009.
Representatives from the YABLOKO and the Right Cause party,
Solidarity and Oborona (Defence) movements, SoldiersТ Mothers
(St.Petersburg branch), Memorial, the Social-Democratic Youth
Union, St.Petersburg Council for Protection of Human Rights,
activists of the Vikhod (the Way Out) organisation, anarchists
and ordinary citizens concerned by the growth of xenophobia
in the society participated in the march. The march joined
together over 500 people.
The participants walked from the Yubileiniy sports complex
to the Sakharov Square, where a rally took place.
The March was held under the slogans: УNo to Xenophobia!Ф
and УFor Russia Without Racism!Ф
Initially conceived as a tribute to academic and human rights
activist Nikolai Giryenko shot by right-wing nationalists
on June 19, 2004, the march turned into anti-hatred march,
a solidarity action for all those resisting social order based
on fear and hatred. Inequality of the rights and discrimination
as of social, cultural, national, ethnic, race, religious,
gender factors or sexual orientation should be eliminated
as contradicting the interests of building a welfare state
in the multicultural, multinational and multiconfessional
Russia, as well as worldwide.
"Killed by the Nazis", photogrpah of Nikolai Giryenko
Youth YABLOKO activists
"For Russia withour Nazism!"
"We Are Against Racism"
Photographs of Nikolai Giryenko and Anna Politkovskaya
The mourning list of people killed by Nazis
Placard of the Youth YABLOKO with quotations from great politicians
and artists who fought against Nazism.
Placard "United Russia: No Nacism?" by the Youth
YABLOKO (a bear on the progovernmental party's elblem symbolises
only the Russian nation, albeit Russia is a multinational
YABLOKO Against Extremism