It has been announced for a while, but nobody could really believe that this is going to happen. The gay community tried to take advantage of the media event in Moscow and has organized a CSD for today. Unfortunately, the city of Moscow has forbidden this parade and has arrested several people and furthermore destroyed the peaceful parade for equal rights of homosexuals. It’s more than a pity that the police interacted and did not let them go. Especially when all the European media is around, all from countries where gay rights are respected by the governments and even protected. We cannot accept such a ignorance of the Russian government, when they want to be open, modern and liberal tonight on the one hand, but on the other hand arrest people who just want to be accepted as they are.
The team of eurovisionlive.com does not support this ignorance and condemns this kind of behaviour. We do see once more that Russia is not a democracy and people’s rights are not respected. Several artists have uttered their commitments and are unhappy with this situation.
Chief Editor of eurovisionlive.com
About me: Due to the fact that my parents are musicians, I have a gained a great enthusiasm for music. Since 1979 my interest in the Eurovision Song Contest has grown enormously. My first ESC I joined was in Dublin 1995. Six years later I founded the website eurovisionlive.com in the year 2001. The most fascinating part for me is the original idea of the Eurovision Song Contest – the peaceful contest of the European countries. I am very happy that I have the chance to contribute my little part for the greatest music show in the world.