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Moscow Bans Gay Parade to Appease ‘Gov’t Agencies, Cossacks’

Moscow city authorities have banned an annual gay pride parade just months after the European Court of Human Rights ruled that other such bans have violated the European Convention on Human Rights.

May 17, 2011 | Continued
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Moscow Bans Gay Pride Parade for Fifth Year in a Row

Organizers of the annual Moscow Pride parades got word from the mayor’s office on Thursday that the application to hold their event has been turned down for the fifth time in a row.

May 21, 2010 | Continued
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Luzhkov Calls Ban on Gay Parades ‘An Axiom’

Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov stated Monday that his opposition to gay parades in Moscow should be considered “an axiom,” promising to continue to ban attempts to hold what he called “satanic activities.”

Jan 25, 2010 | Continued