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Gay-Rights Activists Plan Moscow March

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.


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