The Department of public safety of Sverdlovsk region of the Ural politicians refused to conduct a “rally straight” in Yekaterinburg on 13 November, reported “Interfax” in the Department. The reason for refusal is a technical error in the preparation of documents. Did not specify what was inaccurate.

Notice of meeting November 2, was filed by the leader of Sverdlovsk branch of party “Patriots of Russia” Sergey Arotin and member of the Legislative Assembly Vyacheslav Wegner from the Communist party. They noted that doing this in defiance of LGBT activists, and stated that they know about the straight pride parades in the West, according to

“In order to protect children from information that promotes negation of traditional values, we with Vyacheslav Wegner filed a notice of the public event (meeting) in the Department of public safety of Sverdlovsk region”, – wrote Arotin in social networks.

Previously LGBT activists filed a notice to Department of public safety of Sverdlovsk region on the holding in Ekaterinburg, on 8 November, two rallies and a gay pride parade. However, the Department denied them permission to hold these public events. The ban was motivated by the fact that Russia banned the propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations among minors.

In September LGBT activists have applied to hold a gay pride parades in many cities – Saint-Petersburg, Belgorod, Kaliningrad, Kursk, Orel, Kaluga, Tula, Tver, Vladimir, Yaroslavl and Tyumen, but all were rejected under various pretexts, although two years ago in St. Petersburg without any emergency was agreed with the city authorities, a meeting of LGBT activists.

The Moscow authorities since 2006, was denied to the LGBT community in the conduct of any public events. However, in October 2010, the European court of human rights in Stasbourg recognized bans on gay parades in the capital in 2006, 2007 and 2008 contrary to the European Convention for the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms. After this the city authorities in 2012 decided to ban gay pride parades in Moscow for 100 years.

The founder of Moscow gay pride Nikolai Alekseev said that “all the failures of the authorities in the coordination of our public events will be contested in the courts and, if necessary, brought to the European court of human rights”.

According to the portal GayRussia.Ruactivists of the Moscow gay pride officially notified the authorities of Elista, Astrakhan and Volgograd on the holding of gay pride parades and LGBT meetings, scheduled for mid-November.

Sverdlovsk region authorities are not agreed “rally straight” due to errors in the application 07.11.2016

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