Russians for the first time officially joined Berlin Gay Pride parade and marched along with its participants.
This year the Berlin Gay festival went off for the 32nd time. The flash action last weekend was one of the most numerous - different sources say that 450-600 thousand people attended this action.
Russian speaking gays and our compatriots - guests mostly from Moscow and Saint-Petersburg and some European cities - have marched together in rainbow coloured and polyphonic stream of people down the central streets of Berlin.
"There were about 50-60 Russian speaking people, it was difficult to be more precise because new and new people were joining us during this event", tells Andrey Ditzel, a writer and photographer in his Live blog.
He together with his partner Ivan were the organizers of an action that has become noticeable not only for its LGBT human rights defence banners in Russian but also for sparkling symbols of Russia, well-known around the globe - matryoshkas and kokoshniks and moreover, for almost "family" photographs of Dmitry Medvedev and Vladimir Putin.
See more pictures in Ditzel's photo-blog (automatic translation) >>
Translated by Yerdna Bananes