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Anti-Maidan Activists Picket RFE/RL Offices In Moscow

  • RFE/RL's Russian Service

MOSCOW -- Dozens of young activist belonging to an anti-Maidan movement in Russia have protested in front of RFE/RL's offices in Moscow.

The young people gathered at RFE/RL's bureau in the Russian capital on February 27 with placards and large pictures of cookies with the slogans: "Radio Liberty Is a Liar," "The State Department's Cookies for Liars," and "Cookies from Obama."

Correspondents from several mainly state-run television channels were present during the 30-minute protest.

Anti-Maidan is a pro-Kremlin movement in Russia that supports pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine.

On February 21, thousands rallied in Moscow under Anti-Maidan slogans protesting the first anniversary of pro-European Maidan protests in Kyiv that toppled pro-Moscow President Viktor Yanukovych, who fled to Russia.

Russia annexed Ukraine's Crimea Peninsula in March, and fighting between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine has killed more than 5,600 people since April.