2012-07-06 10:03:00

St. Petersburg government revokes gay parade permission

St. Petersburg, July 6, Interfax - The government of St. Petersburg has revoked its decision to allow a gay parade in Russia's "northern capital".

"The event will not take place," St. Petersburg Governor Georgy Poltavchenko's press secretary Andrey Kibitov, wrote on his Twitter blog.

"A huge number of residents appealed to executive bodies to prevent it," he added.