2014-02-06 13:26:00

Kremlin hasn't received law from culture, science figures on rescinding anti-gay law spokesman

Moscow, February 6, Interfax - The Kremlin has not yet received a petition signed by 200 culture figures and 27 Nobel Prize winners calling for rescinding the law banning the propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations among minors, Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said.

"No, we haven't received them yet, and we don't understand the essence of their arguments," Peskov told Interfax on Thursday.

He pointed out that the Russian authorities have repeatedly given explanations on the legislation.

"Frankly speaking, there have been so many explanations that those who wanted to understand them have had this opportunity," Peskov said.

It was reported earlier that 200 authors, moviemakers, and scriptwriters from different countries, including Guenter Grass, Orhan Pamuk, Salman Rushdie and others, called on the Russian authorities to rescind the law in an open letter published by The Guardian. A similar letter had been sent earlier to Russian President Vladimir Putin by 27 Nobel Prize winners.