Police and counterdemonstrators broke up last year's parade (RFE/RL)
May 14, 2007 -- Gay-rights activists say they have informed Moscow city authorities of their intention to hold a march in the Russian capital on May 27.
Nikolai Alekseyev, the organizer of the gay-pride parade, said he expects 5,000 people to participate in the march in central Moscow.
Alekseyev said the parade "will be a pure human rights campaign, not a carnival."
In the past, Moscow city authorities have denied gay-rights groups permission to hold marches.