2010-10-01 14:59:00

First coordinated with authorities picket of gay pride organizer to take place in Last Lane, Moscow

Moscow, October 1, Interfax - The first organized by a gay pride activist Nikolay Alexeyev event coordinated with city authorities will be held this Friday in Moscow.

According to the official document of the Central Administrative District, posted on Alexeyev's blog, the rally will be held in Posledny (Russian for "last" - IF) Lane 17, build. 1 from 04.00 p.m. to 05.00 at the Swiss Airlines office as Alexeyev has claims to the company.

According to the piquet organizer's blog, on the eve Alexeyev met with the head of the Swiss Airlines representation in Russia and CIS Patrick Heymann on the latter's initiative, but did not manage to reach a peaceful agreement.

Earlier, Alexeyev told Interfax that he would seek an inquiry into his detention at the Domodedovo Airport.

"I want to demand an inquiry into what happened and institute legal actions against the Domodedovo Airport and the Swiss airline company," Alexeyev said.

On September 15, after going through passport and customs control at the airport, from which he was going to fly to Switzerland, he was detained by police and border officials who said his boarding pass contained no stamp proving his awareness about flight safety rules.

"When the plane departed, five persons in plainclothes arrived at the airport and without introducing themselves or explaining their actions, took me to a police station in the town of Kashira," Alexeyev said.

At the police station, the people were trying to convince me to withdraw lawsuits filed with the European Court of Human Rights against what in my view was an illegal refusal by the Moscow authorities to allow gay pride parades, he said.

Security officers instructed a Swiss Airlines official to remove the checked-in luggage from the plane bound for Geneva, he said.

Swiss Airlines officials were not immediately available for comment on this information.