Nationalists and homophobes may celebrate a victory. According to "Susanin" project (automatic translation >>), the popular mix-club is "temporarily" closed by "Izhmash" factory - the owner of the building. The regional press writes that "Izhmash", already mired in several financial scandals, as it seems, has tried to save what’s left from its reputation". Yesterday evening this popular (its online "Vkontakte" community has about a thousand members) club should have held a regular party...
Which "reputation" they are talking about is not clear. 2 weeks ago a small group of nationalists and homophobes came to the club’s building with posters saying "Sodomy is a deathly sin!", "Sodomy club and izhevsk factory are 2 incompatible things!", "Children are our future. Sodomites and lesbians have no children, no future!". Besides the "ban" of the club’s work, homophobes called to put under the criminal liability ".. the advocacy of the sexual perversions in any form: any printed or video materials, leaflets, stickers, etc., and any materials published in the internet".
... The club’s management states that the club has been closed "illegally" as the owners have all the essential documents. Previously, the club’s representatives said they were going to prosecute the organizers of the piquet for slander.
According to "Susanin", several days before the club has been searched by the prosecutor’s, economic crimes’ and swat’s officers. The only violation fixed was using phonograms without reserving the rights on them.
Mix club "Money Honey" has worked in Izhevsk for more than 2 years. It has became popular as an exclusive project for the fans of the active night life - bustling discos, cocktails, new and unexpected acquaintances. It was the only place in the city, where you could see the travesty- show "Honey Girls".
Translated by Pavel M.