Skip to comments.Police to stop "Slavic gay parade" in Moscow on May 16
Posted on 05/15/2009 7:16:45 AM PDT by pobeda1945
MOSCOW, May 15 (RIA Novosti) - Moscow police will stop any attempts by organizers to hold an unauthorized gay parade due to take place in the Russian capital on May 16, a deputy head of the police public order department said Friday. Earlier gay parade organizers said they would still go ahead with plans for a "Slavic gay parade," involving not only Russian nationals but guests from Belarus as well. The organizers have also called on foreigners attending the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow to join them.
"Police officers have clear instructions to prevent public order violations, including the holding of an unsanctioned gay parade in Moscow. They will in line with the law take all necessary measures regarding those who attempt to violate public order," Police Maj. Gen. Leonid Vedenov said.
On May 7, the Moscow mayor's press secretary said: "The Moscow government is declaring that there has never been and never will be a gay parade in Moscow!"
Sergei Tsoi said such events are aimed at "not only destroying the moral foundations of our society but deliberately provoking disorder threatening the lives and security of Muscovites and guests to the capital." The head of the Gay Russia Project, Nikolai Alekseyev, said earlier that several public gay events have been scheduled for May 16.
Over the past three years, the Moscow city authorities have rejected official applications by organizers seeking permission to hold gay parades, on the grounds that the event would interfere with the rights and everyday lives of ordinary Muscovites.
An unsanctioned gay parade took place on Moscow's main Tverskaya Street on June 1, 2008, gathering around 200 people, mostly journalists and curious passers-by. Thirteen people were detained by Moscow police. Russian gay rights activists have appealed to the European Court of Human Rights five times against decisions by the Russian authorities to ban gay marches in May 2006 and May 2007, and three pickets in 2007.
Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov has branded gay parades "Satanic" and has vowed that they will never be permitted in the capital, while the Russian Orthodox Church and various far-right groups have vowed to halt any attempt to hold a march in support of gay rights in Russia.
Why is it somehow funny to see the russkies have to deal with stuff like this?
The Moscow Mayor has branded gay parades Satanic? Where are the honest politicans when you need them. In Moscow, it seems.
The best reason not to hold the parade is so we don't see pictures of the participants.
Now why don’t some of these Hollywood members of the gay mafia get on over there and support their fellow gays?
Come on, Perez! You’ll pick on a young beauty contestant. Don’t you believe in gay rights?
Most people don’t realize it but Mayor Luzhkov is probably about as powerful in Russia as Putin, and his wife is the richest woman in Russia. (not to mention possibly the ugliest)
When gypsies became a problem in Moscow bothering people Luzhkov had them all rounded up, put in busses and shipped out.
The gay activists in Moscow should probably fold up and move up to St Pete, Luzhkov is not someone to mess with.
Oh,boys,the post parade party will be held in a prison.
Funnier to watch the muslim countries have to deal with it.
While Irans president claims there is no homosexuality in his country, a neighbor is from there and he told me of course there is but the official line within the religion is NO.
Hate like hell to be a fag in Iran.
It’s not a Gay parade or a Pride parade. It’s a SEX parade.
Doing so is above their gay parade.