Organizers have announced that Moscow Pride will take place this year. Yesterday Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov called gay people “satanic” and vowed that he will not allow any celebration to occur. Last year’s event turned violent when skinheads and other protesters showed up and were allowed by police to attack marchers. The head of Moscow Pride, Nicolas Alexeyev, was among many arrested. The lawyer for Moscow Pride, Dmitri Bartenev, has previously said he will take their case to the European Court Of Human Rights. Moscow Pride is scheduled for May 27th, the anniversary of the 1993 decriminalization of homosexuality in Russia.
UPDATE: The lawsuit has been filed with the ECHR.