2007-06-10 21:14:00

Orthodox youth to patrol Ilyinsky public garden to prevent gatherings of gay people

Moscow, June 10, Interfax - Orthodox youth organizations intend to launch an indefinite protest action near the monument to the Heroes of Plevna, a traditional hangout of gays and lesbians.

"Sex minority groups gatherings on Ilyinsky public garden are insulting the religious and moral feelings of many residents of Moscow and visitors who come to the chapel to pay tribute to the memories of dead heroes," a statement issued by the organizers of the action, the Georgiyevtsy! youth group, reads.

Orthodox youth plans to begin the action with a prayer and the sprinkling of holy water in front of the monument-chapel.

The youth group intends to patrol this place daily. "We shall prevent further desecration of the holy place. We shall patrol Ilyinsky public garden daily until gatherings of gays stop," the Georgiyevtsy! youth group says.