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13 Jan 2019 | 07:18 PM UTC

Serbia: Rallies planned in Belgrade during Russian president’s visit Jan. 17

Serbia News Alert

More than 70,000 people expected to rally in Belgrade amid Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit January 17; heightened security measures and transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/11/2019, 12:00 AM until 1/17/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Belgrade). COUNTRY/REGION Belgrade


More than 70,000 people are expected to gather in central Belgrade on Thursday, January 17, to commemorate the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Organizers announced a march will take place from Republic Square to the Temple of Saint Savva on Thursday. The gathering, intended to show support for President Putin, is anticipated to be peaceful, though a heightened security presence and localized transportation and business disruptions are possible.


Individuals in Serbia are advised to monitor the situation, avoid public demonstrations as a precaution, and anticipate localized transportation and business disruptions.


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