2010-01-25 15:49:00

Luzhkov promises to prevent gay pride parade in Moscow

Moscow, January 25, Interfax - Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov has again spoken against gay pride parades in Moscow.

"For several years, Moscow has experience unprecedented pressure to conduct a gay pride parade, which cannot be called anything but a Satanic act. We have prevented such a parade and we will not allow it in the future. Everyone needs to accept that as an axiom," Luzhkov said at the opening of the 18th Christmas educational readings in Moscow on Monday.

In 2009, Luzhkov protested the idea of conducting a gay pride parade in Moscow at the opening of the Christmas educational readings as well.

Luzhkov says that, when it comes to certain social plagues, "it is high time to crack down on them with all the power and justice of the law instead of talking about human rights."

"We need a social whip or something like that, not a liberal ginger cake," Luzhkov said.

Among the "social plagues" Luzhkov named drug abuse, xenophobia and ethnic feud, and also "open propaganda of same-sex so-called love."