Friday, November 04, 2005
The BBC notes that in Russia, the far right has claimed the new national holiday:
More than 1,000 ultra-nationalists have marched through central Moscow to mark a new national holiday that has left many Russians bewildered.
The Day of People's Unity was created last year after the parliament scrapped the 7 November public holiday marking the 1917 Bolshevik uprising.
The new 4 November holiday marks the end of Polish occupation in 1612.
The Moscow demonstrators used the occasion to chant "Russia against occupiers!" and "Russia for Russians!"