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Putin Lovers, Obama Haters, And Everyone In Between Celebrated May Day In Moscow

Tens of thousands turn out in the city, including for a march on Red Square for the first time since the fall of the Soviet Union.

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Thousands of members of Russia's trade unions turned out for the holiday, which was a big deal in Soviet times because of its celebration of the worker.

In the 20 years since the end of the Cold War, May Day became a holiday mainly celebrated by Communists nostalgic for Soviet times. Today marked the holiday's return to the mainstream, embraced by the Kremlin once more.

This man's sign reads: "The failure of Darwin's theory! A big-eared black monkey is trying to run the world."

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And another: "Obama — you blatantly lie and never blush. Good thing you're black!"

"Obama – you blatantly lie and you dont blush. Good thing you’re black." - sign at Communist May Day rally in #Moscow

Kirit Radia@KiritRadia

"Obama – you blatantly lie and you dont blush. Good thing you’re black." - sign at Communist May Day rally in #Moscow

08:17 AM - 1 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

There was more than blatant racism. Here, a couple carries a picture of Lavrenti Beria, the ruthless and feared head of the secret police under Stalin.

Вот это тоже красиво (фото: Евг.Фельдман/Новая)

Рустем Адагамов@adagamov

Вот это тоже красиво (фото: Евг.Фельдман/Новая)

07:38 AM - 1 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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