Communists march over rising food prices
Coming just over over a month before the Presidential election, the event was given added significance. Communist party leader Gennady Zyuganov is one of the candidates running for office.
Zyuganov had recently threatened to pull out of the Presidential race. He accuses the government of limiting access to the media and refusing to take part in public debates.
However he confirmed his candidacy at the meeting of Communist Party bosses in Moscow.