2 000 events were held in 1 200 cities and settlements. Law enforcement were involved in 57 000 employees of internal Affairs bodies and 6,000 troops. "In addition, the protection of public order, was attended by representatives of voluntary people's guards, Cossacks and private security organizations", — stressed in the interior Ministry.

Significant violations during street protests had been committed. Police continues to work in concerts and folk festivals in major cities.

In Moscow procession on may 1 was attended by 100 000 people. The official slogan of the demonstrations was the call "No to higher taxes and prices! Yes — the growth of wages and pensions!". In addition, the participants recommended that such taglines as "When we are United, we are invincible", "Social guarantees for workers, not financiers, "Is the inflation — should be indexing".

Day of spring and labor day this year coincided with Easter. According to police, Easter services on the territory of Russia in the night of may 1 was attended by about 4 million people.