Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of
the Russian Federation to the Republic of Ireland
His Excellency Vladimir Rakhmanin
Embassy of the Russian Federation
184-186 Orwell Road
I am writing to you, as the representative of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Ireland, to ask you what steps the Russian Government is taking to bring those who attacked the Gay Rights Parade in Moscow on the 27th May 2006 to justice.
Being from Cork where we just held our first Gay Rights Parade we received a total different reaction to those received in Moscow. This month also sees a Gay Rights March in Dublin.
I understand that the Russian Federation is a sovereign state but as a member of the Council of Europe, it should have high regard for Human Rights, especially the right to freedom of expression. These rights cannot be infringed upon buy other peoples rights and need to be protected.
I ask you to take urgent action in contacting your Government in taking steps to stop this violence against the Gay Community in Russia.
As soon as i get a response i will post it up.