The President of Russia, Vladimir Putinappealed this Wednesday to the unity of the Russians and their pride in the country by taking a mass bath at a concert at the Moscow stadium in luzhniki.
“Today, the hierarchy [militar] He told me that fighting is going on in our historic lands for our people”, Putin said on stage before tens of thousands of Russians.
During a brief appearance, Putin also paid tribute to the Russian military deployed in Ukraine who “fight with heroism, bravery and valor”. “Russia is proud of them,” she stressed.
The Russian president stated that all those who support the Russian army are “also, in a way, defenders of the fatherland”.
It is about “the medical workers, the employees of the defense sector, the transport (…) All of you, who came today to support our combatants,” he said.
“When we are together, there is no one like us. Our strength is in unity”, said the head of the Kremlin. Putin participated in the event after a meeting in the Kremlin with top Chinese diplomat, Wang Yi.
Nails 200,000 people attended the rally and concert in Moscow in support of the Russian military campaign in Ukraine, which is being held on the eve of the first anniversary of the start of the war on February 24.
In the stands, the public waved hundreds of russian flagswhile patriotic songs and speeches by Russians who have fought against the Ukrainians continued on stage.
In addition to the main tribune, where Putin greeted those present, several stages were set up in Luzhniki where they perform musicians and russian artists who support the “special military operation”.
Before the start of the rally the Moscow City Hall it disrupted traffic on several streets surrounding the stadium, diverted several public transportation routes, and prohibited parking nearby.
The city security was reinforced with additional police units standing guard at the main metro stations and other locations in three- or four-strong patrols.
At the same time, some users of social networks published images in which people can be seen leaving the Luzhniki stadium in full concert due to the low temperatures in the Russian capital, where this morning the thermometers dropped to 17 degrees below zero.
(With information from EFE and AFP)
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