I don't expect any answers. It is just to inform you. Previous year a new 'national holiday' was invented in Russia 4 November and like Gunpowder Plot it has its roots in events happened in 17century (in 1611). 4 November is a day of Kazan Icon of God Mother and that day Polish troops surrended and left the Kremlin in Moscow. For centuries it was not celebrated but last year 7 November a day of Great October revolution/Bolshevik plot was officially 'de-holidised'. But the effect was quite unexpected for the authorities. Russian nationalists used this possibility to stage loud marches. This year all demonstrations are stricktly banned 4 November. Though nationalists plan to start 'Russian march' 4 November under slogan 'Russia for Russians'. From formal point of view there is a freedom of demonstrations in Russia. Organisers only have to inform authorities but this year demonstrations during the national holiday are banned. Do you think that EU should accuse Russia for violation of principles of democracy?