Radicals and nationalists last year organized a "Russian March," demonstrating with swastikas and saluting Nazi-style.
Authorities in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and a number of cities across Russia have banned similar demonstrations planned this year. Organizers have said they would nevertheless push ahead with their plans.
First Deputy Prosecutor-General Aleksandr Buksman said authorities will take tough measures against anyone who tries to break the law. Authorities say some 6,500 police and Interior Ministry troops will be drafted to secure law and order in Moscow.
Meanwhile, liberal politicians and rights groups have planned a counterrally in Moscow on November 4 to protest the rise in xenophobia and to promote tolerance.
(newsru.com, RIA Novosti)