January 13, 2013 18:11
Limonov claims opposition lobbies for U.S. interests
MOSCOW. Jan 13 (Interfax) - Opposition activist, writer and leader of the unregistered Other Russia party Eduard Limonov said the organizers of the march against the "anti-Magnitsky law" acted in the United States' interests.
"All have taken off their masks. It is a pro-American action, the first one since perestroika. They have crossed the Rubicon. The so-called Moscow creative class, dressed in their sheepskin coats, has separated from the country and the people," Limonov told Interfax on Sunday.
"It was a remarkable action in that it sealed a breakaway from the country and the people. What can I say? Have a nice journey to the U.S.!" he said.
"Several thousand well-to-do Muscovite intellectuals were deceived into joining the march by the organizers who had played on their hearts' strings, using disabled children as a bait," one of the most frequently detained opposition activists said.
Limonov recently proposed a ban on foreign adoptions of Russian children, saying that Russia has enough revenue from selling oil and gas to solve the orphanages problems.
An opposition march was held in central Moscow on Sunday to demand dissolution of the State Duma and to protest the so-called anti-Magnitsky law, which bans U.S. adoptions of Russian orphaned children.
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