2009-04-27 12:49:00

Volgograd authorities prevented gay pride parade in downtown

Volgograd, April 27, Interfax – Volgograd authorities prevented unsanctioned gay pride parade last Saturday. Sex minorities were going to march along the city’s central street despite an official ban.

“Our grandfathers and grand grandfathers shed their blood in World War II not because they wanted holy Stalingrad to welcome such shady shows decades after,” city mayor Roman Grebennikov is quoted as saying by his press service.

The city chief instructed the Public Security Committee at the administrative agencies to bring to justice all public order disturbers on the day of the expected action.