Regional court in Kirov approved the lower echelon's decision and stated that city officials had illegally refused to negotiate the march on environmental issues. The administration motivated the refusal by the nearness of education institutions to the demonstration route which contradicted the decision of the Constitutional Court. Human rights activist Artur Abashev reported this on his Facebook on January 21.
"In the next few days, I’m going to file a police report with the requirement to initiate a case of administrative offense against the officials who prevented the march," Artur Abashev said in the social network. According to him, the court's decision has become final.
In November 2019, after Russia’s Constitutional Court forbade denying rally organizers to hold actions in certain places for no reason, Abashev attempted to negotiate the march through the central streets of Kirov with the administration. He was refused, allegedly due to the regional law that prohibits public events near any education institutions. Abashev successfully appealed this refusal to the Pervomaisky District Court, but officials of the city administration did not agree with this decision and appealed to the regional court where they lost the case as well.