An anti-war picket in Moscow
The picket against the Chechen war was held in Moscow downtown on Pushkin Square. The Committee of anti-war actions, created during the first Chechen war of 1994–96, organized the action. Representatives of ‘Memorial, of the Union of soldiers mothers of Russia, of the radical party and related organizations participated in the picket.
Two participants of the picket were detained by militia for distributing leaflets where Vladimir Putins policy in Chechnya was criticized. Later they were released. On 19 March the Committee of anti-war actions plans to carry out another action protesting against the Chechen war — from the Far East to Kaliningrad in the West.