Гей-прайд Москва 2008г
Tverskoi District Court of Moscow dismissed the complaint by Moscow Pride organisers against the ban of one of the Gay Pride marches for tolerance and respect for the rights and freedoms of homosexual people in Russia planned for June 1 this year. The march was scheduled to take place from the Moscow Central Post Office to Lubyanka Square. During court hearing, Nikolai Alekseev, principle the organiser of Moscow Pride, said that the Russian legislation does not give the authorities the right to ban any public event if it does not contradict the Constitution. Organizers of the Moscow gay pride parade have sent a complaint to the European Court of Human Rights in Starsbourg, asking to compel the Russian authorities to pay compensation of 30,000 euro for denying them the right to stage an event in June 2007. More on UK Gay News, 18.06.08.