'No War!' Russia Rallies for Crimea

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People hold a rally in the Russian southern city of Stavropol, in support of the people of Crimea on Friday.
People hold a rally in the Russian southern city of Stavropol, in support of the people of Crimea on Friday.EDUARD KORNIYENKO / Reuters

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A rally was orchestrated in Moscow on Friday where 65,000 people waved Russian flags and chanted “Crimea is Russia!” across Red Square in support of the people of Crimea. The rally-concert took place on Vasilevsky slope behind St. Basil's Cathedral and featured patriotic rock musician Oleg Gazmanov as the headliner. People were spotted holding signs that read "We Believe Putin," "Crimea is Russian Soil" and "We Won't Surrender What Is Ours."

Image: A rally-concert in support of the people of Crimea in Moscow
People hold Russian flags and a poster reading, "All together", during a rally-concert in support of the people of Crimea in Moscow on Friday.YURI KOCHETKOV / EPA
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A demonstrator holds a sign reading "No war!" during a rally in Moscow on Friday.DMITRY SEREBRYAKOV / AFP - Getty Images

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