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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Other Russia to Stage November Rallies

The Other Russia opposition coalition plans to hold rallies in a number of major Russian cities at the end of November.

"The radically motivated who are determined to exercise their rights will participate," Denis Bilunov, a leader of the organization, said Monday.

The rallies, designated Dissenters' Marches by their organizers, are tentatively scheduled for Nov. 24 and 25 -- the last full weekend before State Duma elections, scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 2.

The main theme of the marches will be "Russia Without Putin," the coalition's web site said.

Invitations to take part would be sent to the leaders of all organizations that have participated in previous Dissenters' Marches, Bilunov said.

"Potentially, everyone may want to take part in the event, because a lot of political groups are displeased with Putin's announcement that he might become prime minister," Bilunov said.