St. Petersburg Gay Pride Organisers Ask for Political Support from Foreign Embassies
Organisers of St. Petersburg Gay Pride have asked for support from the governments of 18 countries – and the Ambassador for the European Union.
The official request to stage the Pride march on June 26 has yet to be made – under the law for public demonstrations, a request can only be made two weeks before the proposed event.
Unlike in Moscow, it is not known how the St. Petersburg authorities will react to the application. However, there is considerable
St Petersburg Pride co-organisers Maria Efremenkova and Yuri Gavrikov wrote yesterday to the Ambassadors of 13 Member States of the European Union, and to the Ambassadors of the United States, Canada, Australia, Norway and Switzerland.
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