Luschkow will keine Schwulenparade in Moskau „Minutes after signing the „Berlin Declaration” which included a clause recognising „the necessity of eliminating all forms of discrimination and intolerance”, the Mayor of Moscow, Yuri Luzhkov, said this afternoon that he would not give permission for the Moscow Gay Pride march and festival to go ahead at the end of May.“

vilhelmkonnander: „Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov has decided to ban the city’s first ever gay pride parade, despite vows to end discrimination, the website GayRussia reports. The Moscow Pride ’06 festival was to take place 24-28 May, but now organisers are unsure whether they will be able to go through with the event.“

IDAHO UK: „demonstration in solidarity with Russian LGBT groups will be held outside the Russian Embassy on Thursday 2 March 2006, from 12 noon, to protest the banning of Moscow Pride by the Mayor of Moscow and threats of violence by Russian religious leaders.“