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Russians March In Moscow For Peace In Ukraine

Thousands of people marched in Moscow on September 21 to call for peace in eastern Ukraine. Other antiwar protests were taking place simultaneously in St. Petersburg and in Ukrainian cities. Moscow police reported that some 5,000 people turned out for the demonstration, but organizers put the number as high as 40,000.

A woman wears a Ukrainian flag during the peace march in Moscow.
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A woman wears a Ukrainian flag during the peace march in Moscow.

Large crowds gather in Moscow to call for an end to the separatist conflict in Ukraine's east.  
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Large crowds gather in Moscow to call for an end to the separatist conflict in Ukraine's east.
 

Protester carry a banner declaring, "No war with Ukraine."
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Protester carry a banner declaring, "No war with Ukraine."

A counterprotester tries to tear a Ukrainian flag. Small scuffles broke out between peace marchers and counterprotesters who turned out in support of the self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk and Luhansk.
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A counterprotester tries to tear a Ukrainian flag. Small scuffles broke out between peace marchers and counterprotesters who turned out in support of the self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk and Luhansk.

A counterprotester carries the flag of the self-proclaimed separatist Donetsk People's Republic.
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A counterprotester carries the flag of the self-proclaimed separatist Donetsk People's Republic.

Peace demonstrators carry a placard in support of Russian-Ukrainian friendship.
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Peace demonstrators carry a placard in support of Russian-Ukrainian friendship.

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