Several hundred people took part in the rally sanctioned by City Hall. The protestors, in particular, blamed Prime Minister Vladimir Putin for the inability to overcome the economic crisis.
Ex-Russian premier Mikhail Kasyanov, the leader of Russia's People's Democratic Union, and Kremlin critic, ex-chess champion Garry Kasparov, addressed the crowd.
Kasparov's website reported that Kasyanov demanded political freedoms and early elections from the authorities, while Kasparov himself was quoted as saying: "Each rally is a crack in the monolith of authority, which fears truth just like vampires fear sunlight."
Police said there were no serious incidents during the rally.