2009-04-30 14:36:00

Gay parade won’t be sanctioned in Moscow, any attempt to hold it "will be curbed toughly but within the law" – city authorities

Moscow, April 30, Interfax - Moscow city administration did not receive any applications regarding the organization of a gay parade during the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest, Valery Vinogradov, a deputy Moscow mayor, said.

"You know the city's position on this account. It will not change," he said.

Moscow city police deputy chief Vyacheslav Kozlov said at the press conference that any attempts to hold an unsanctioned gay parade "will be curbed toughly but within the law."