- Associated Press - Thursday, January 30, 2014

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - The first application for a protest rally in Sochi has been approved.

Anton Gusev, the head of the Interior Ministry department on security at sports events, says the Sochi city administration has approved a rally on the situation in Ukraine. He did not provide any details or specify the date of the rally.

Gusev says a number of applications were received by the city but didn’t specify how many.

Russia authorities will allow demonstrations during the Sochi Olympics in a protest zone in nearby Khosta, a town on the Black Sea coast between the city of Sochi and the Olympic Park, about 12 kilometers (seven miles) from the nearest venues.

LOAD COMMENTS ()

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide