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Thousands Of Nationalists Rally In Moscow On Unity Day

Police in Moscow estimate that some 6,000 people participated in a march of Russian nationalists in the capital on November 4 to mark the National Unity Day holiday. The rally was one of dozens held around the country under the title "Russian March." In Moscow, some 25 marchers were reportedly detained for wearing banned Nazi insignia. Police reported that some marchers set off fireworks, flares, and smoke bombs. (12 PHOTOS)

Russian ultranationalists wave the black-yellow-white flags of the Russian Empire.
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Russian ultranationalists wave the black-yellow-white flags of the Russian Empire.

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Nationalists cover their faces as they walk through smoke during the march.
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Nationalists cover their faces as they walk through smoke during the march.

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Participants hold a painting depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) and pro-Kremlin Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov.
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Participants hold a painting depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) and pro-Kremlin Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov.

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