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June 2 2009

The next meeting of the scandal ended the political council of the Moscow branch of "Solidarity" movement. Its members have rejected a draft political program of the movement, "To fully ensure the constitutional civil rights and liberties."

The draft program was prepared by the well-known human rights activist and writer Alexander Podrabinek, believes that "full provision of the constitutional civil rights helps greatly to solve political, economic, social and cultural issues."

As a priority for Moscow's "Solidarity" as prepared by Mr. Podrabinek document stated such items as the need to safeguard the rights of citizens to hold public events put an end to law enforcement agencies to ensure the right to freedom of conscience and religion, as well as "promote the creation of legal and social mechanisms to protect minorities, discriminated against on grounds of gender, race, nationality, language, origin, property and official status, place of residence, attitude to religion, convictions, membership of public associations, sexual orientation, cultural and other circumstances. "

That last point has caused the greatest amount of criticism from the leaders of Moscow's "Solidarity", who felt that the adoption of the document may get the impression that the "Solidarity" advocates for sexual minorities, and this, in their opinion, unacceptable. This position was expressed, in particular, a member of the Bureau of Federal Political Council of "Solidarity" Sergei Lark, famous for his homophobic remarks in the community, "Solidarity" in LiveJournal, moderator of which he is reported .

According to Alexander Podrabinek itself Saturday meeting made it very depressing impression. "I have long been seen as deeply Soviet debates" - he said.

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Homophobic position of Garry Kasparov and his clique and manifested during the annual conference of the Finnish-Russian Civic Forum. Then the delegates from the "Solidarity" is actually boycotted the intervention of the Russian gays Nikolai Alexeyev, a coordinator of "Defense" Oleg Kozlovsky, like other "political human rights" deemed insulting to myself to be present during the discussion of rights of sexual minorities, stating that "half the time was devoted to a discussion of non-existent problems and clarify the relationships between different members of sexual minorities, and on political prisoners and the general situation in Russia is simply not enough time. "

"The Russian opposition leaders are known for their homophobia, and therefore the neglect of Mr. Kozlowski to the rights of LGBT people is hardly surprising. But we must not forget that four of Gay Pride in Moscow, highlighted on the world, made to raise the issue of human rights violations Russia more than all the activities of Mr. Kozlowski put together "- writes in this regard, Nikolai Alexeyev, noting that the discussion concerns the so-called politzekov was allocated two hours from 10.00 to 12.00 on Tuesday 26 May, and the coverage of the same problems sexual minorities in Russia was, according to program, allotted a half hour on Monday from 15.30 to 17.00.

Nikolai Alexeyev, also drew attention to the behavior of Garry Kasparov, who also appeared at the Forum, but declined to speak before a small audience."Looking around and found above its dignity speech before 1930 have not yet gone home defenders from Russia, which he and so can" call on the carpet in Moscow, Mr. Kasparov turned around and left, "- said Nikolai Alexeyev, in his blog .

Meanwhile, the process of determining the attitudes of Democrats, the gay community divided opposition into two irreconcilable camps. Some believe that the gay activists as citizenship is exclusively his own ass "while others insist that" gay men, too, citizens of Russia. " Third, looking at the unfolding debate, think about the advisability of finding in the ranks of supporters of Solidarity.

Arina Semenova

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