Local authorities in many cities and towns across Serbia organised on Thursday the trip to Belgrade from their municipalities to welcome Russia’s President Vladimir Putin who arrived on a day visit to the country, the Beta news agency reported.
The “Centre for the Development of Belgarde" officially organises the welcome rally for Put, a not well-known society.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin arrived in Belgarde earlier on Thursday for a day visit for the second time in less than five years.
At least 50 buses set off from the southern city of Nis, while in the neighbouring Vranje town, the local branch of the ruling Serbian Progressive Party (SN) headed by President Aleksandar Vucic, invited people to register if they would like to go to Belgrade for the gathering outside the St. Sava Cathedral in central Belgrade where Putin and Vucic were supposed to address them.
The journey from Vranje was for free.
The Unofficial sources said they witnessed some 50 buses setting off for Belgrade from the central town of Krusevac.
About 20 buses will take people from the western city of Cacak, while from the northern town of Vrsac the plan includes 11 vehicles.
Also from the western town of Lucani, six buses carrying some workers from the military factory “Milan Blagojevic” and some employees of the local administration and public companies set off for the capital.
The SNS officials in Kragujevac said the journey was organised spontaneously by people who wanted to hear Putin speaking in Belgrade and that their party did not take part in the organisation.
The audience outside the Cathedral will also include about 200 residents of Novi Pazar, the centre of Serbia’s southern province Sandzak, mostly populated by the ethnic Bosniaks.