Difference of dating from courting
Dyomushkin subsequently went to Grozny a number of times.
In August 2011, DPNI was banned by the Russian government (the SS had been banned a year earlier).
They moved the allocated day off to November 4 - the day Moscow was liberated from the Poles in 1612, an official holiday in tsarist Russia until 1917.
The authorities named the new holiday "National Unity Day", but there wasn't much public enthusiasm for it and most Russians didn't even know its history.
Ivan Beletsky, a close associate of Dyomushkin who took over organising the march in 2016, rejects the idea of cooptation and claims that "Great Russia" is a pro-government group.