2013-05-13 15:06:00

Gay pride parade in Moscow unlikely - city administration

Moscow, May 13, Interfax - Moscow authorities see no reasons why they should change their standpoint and permit a gay pride parade.

"Our attitude to holding this particular sort of event in the city has not changed," head of the Moscow city administration's regional security department Alexey Mayorov told Interfax on Monday.

"I do not see why our position should change in the near future," Mayorov said.

He added that the application of the gay pride parade organizers would be considered.

"We shall see what they want and study all the materials that we have," he said.

He did not answer the question whether LGBT activists could gather in Moscow "hyde parks" in Sokolniki and Gorki Park.

"I can comment only on those applications that were officially lodged with the City Hall," he said.

An application for holding a gay pride parade on May 25 was filed with the Moscow city administration on Monday. The action organizer, Nikolay Alexeyev, said they planned to have a march and a rally.