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Over 65,000 attend pro-Crimea rally outside Kremlin: police

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a Russian government meeting in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow March 5, 2014. REUTERS/Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti/Kremlin

MOSCOW: Over 65,000 people waving Russian flags and banners attended a rally next to St Basil's Cathedral in central Moscow on Friday, in a demonstration expressing solidarity with the pro-Russian authorities in the Ukrainian region of Crimea who want to join Russia, police said.

The rally, called "We are together", began with Russian pop star Oleg Gazmanov singing a patriotic song called "Officers" and took place just outside the Kremlin walls.

 

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