Yesterday night the "Body and Soul" mix night club popular also among gays was closed. Its hardened steel doors were welded up under the order of premises' landlords. "Echo of Moscow" reports that the National society of blind people the day before yesterday has appealed to Oleg Mitwohl, the prefect of the Northern administrative district of Moscow, with a request to provide necessary security measures to its members harassed by the club's guests.
The club's owner - "Babylon-4" company since February 2003 rents the premises for the club in the building owned by the National society of blind people situated in Moscow under the address 19, Kuusinena str. The blind people's society considers the period of rent has expired last Monday..."Babylon-4" goes to court and files suits against Mr. Mitwohl and the above mentioned society, reports the official internet site of the "Body and Soul" club.
Earlier this year Mr.Mitwohl appealed to the General Attorney's local office twice with a request to close the club that is situated in the premises of the society. The cause for his first appeal supposedly were discontents from the residents of neighbouring apartment buildings and for his next action - School parties in premises of the club.
In the beginning of August 2009 the prefect visited the club and ordered to close it. Moreover he accused Mr. Oleg Smolin (the vice-president of the National society of blind people, the deputy of State Duma, CPRF member) in backing club's work. The Communist party of the Russian Federation denied every accusation saying that all issues connected with the club should be resolved by the president of the society - Mr. Alexey Neumyvaykin, member of "Edinaya Russia" and in its turn accused Mr. Mitwohl in illegal agitation for his own favour on the eve of Moscow's parliament (Mosgorduma) elections.
Reference: The attempt to close the club took place also in 2007 when one Moscow citizen appealed to Galina Khovanskaya (Gosduma deputy and member of its Committee on Civil, Criminal, Arbitrary and Procedural legislation) with a request to "protect the people and its children from fags' club".
Translated by Yerdna Bananes