At the beginning of May 2012 the writer Grigory Chkhartishvili, known to the public under the pseudonym Boris Akunin, published in his blog in LiveJournal call for Muscovites and guests of the city to go to "control a walk."According to the author of the idea, after many political meetings and protests held in the capital in the autumn and winter, and subsequent clashes with opposition fighters riot police, should establish whether the townspeople massively move around his hometown without fear of consequences.
Title Akunin-Chkhartishvili was made in half-joking tone: all interested persons are offered at your own risk accede to the protesters that "shaking with fear" going to walk slowly from the Pushkin monument, located on Pushkin Square to the monument to Abai KunanbayevChistye Prudy.
Among Claim to "walk Control" means primarily literary poets Dmitri Bykov and Sergei Gandlevsky, novelist Ulitskaya, detektivschitsa Yulia Latynina, the author of "Pokrovsky Gates" Leonid Zorin, and many others.Musicians shares were Andrei Makarevich and Alexei Kortnev.Attending the event, and the deputy of the State Duma.
According to the Interior Ministry of the City of Moscow, the rally was attended by about two thousand people.However, independent experts, in particular the media correspondents covering the event, published figures several times larger than the official one.According to the organizers' walk Control ", on May 13 in the center of Moscow walked about ten thousand people.
gathered at noon on Pushkin Square, went walking on the Boulevard Ring, without slogans and propaganda.Car traffic on the route of the action was temporarily stopped.Periodically, the protesters stopped and applauded someone from writers who were given during the interview numerous channels.No clashes with the guardians of law and order during the "walk" does not happen.
- Estimate of action "Control Walk" in Moscow