Liberals from Russia and neighboring countries have been planning a protest on January 15th on Manege square in Moscow to protest against Russian government. However, right after the protest started thousands of pro-government activists poured into the square. Anti-government activists were pushed out from the square. Pro-government activists chanted “Maidan won’t pass” (Maidan is a name for violent Ukrainian government overthrow). Among pro-government activists were hundreds of cossacks who, although are technically civilians, have taken an oath to protect their land and people from all threats internal and external.