Gays and lesbians have nothing to fear about during Eurovision-2009 song contest in Moscow if they would not impose homosexuality and their style of life to other people, stated Mr. Sergey Ananov, a deputy chief of Tourism Desk in Moscow City Council, attending the press conference in London, organized by the international tourism exhibition World Travel Market 2008.
The forthcoming international song contest "Eurovision 2009" is 54th in a row, its semi-finals (May 12&14, 2009) and final (May 16th, 2009) are to be held in Moscow. Russia has won the right to act as a host of the "Eurovision-2009" after Dima Bilan's victory in the previous contest in Belgrade.
"Moscow honours people with different region and lifestyles". Answering the question of a journalist about how would gays and lesbians (either participants of the song contest or just visitors of Moscow) feel themselves in Moscow, Mr.Ananov stressed that "Moscow's authorities would not criticise somebody's way of life if he or she respects public order and does not illegally impose on others his or hers views of life or lifestyles".
Translated by Yerdna Bananes