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Spain: Activists sing ‘Kalinka’ in Barcelona after reports of Moscow's alleged support for Catalan independence00:27

Spain: Activists sing ‘Kalinka’ in Barcelona after reports of Moscow's alleged support for Catalan independence

Spain, Barcelona
October 29, 2020 at 11:52 GMT +00:00 · Published

Dozens of Catalan pro-independence protesters sang the Russian song “Kalinka” in front of the Civil Guard headquarters on Travessera de Gracia, in Barcelona on Wednesday night.

Protesters sang the traditional Russian song to mock the reports published by Spanish media about Moscow's alleged promise to send soldiers to Catalonia to help in its independence process.

These reports, endorsed by a Spanish judge in an investigation, maintain that Moscow would have offered to support the independence of Catalonia militarily by sending 10,000 soldiers in October 2017.

The reports also stated that Russia would have offered the former Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont, to pay the Catalan debt.

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Dozens of Catalan pro-independence protesters sang the Russian song “Kalinka” in front of the Civil Guard headquarters on Travessera de Gracia, in Barcelona on Wednesday night.

Protesters sang the traditional Russian song to mock the reports published by Spanish media about Moscow's alleged promise to send soldiers to Catalonia to help in its independence process.

These reports, endorsed by a Spanish judge in an investigation, maintain that Moscow would have offered to support the independence of Catalonia militarily by sending 10,000 soldiers in October 2017.

The reports also stated that Russia would have offered the former Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont, to pay the Catalan debt.

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