Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov did not comment on the Ministry of Justice’s appeal to the Supreme Court to recognize the “international LGBT social movement” as extremist and to ban its activities in the Russian Federation.
During the press call, journalists asked Dmitry Peskov whether representatives of the LGBT community are extremists, from the point of view of the Russian authorities. They recalled the lawsuit of the Ministry of Justice in the Supreme Court, but at the same time pointed to the words of Vladimir Putin, who emphasizedthat representatives of sexual minorities are part of society.
“I don’t consider myself to have the right to comment in any way, taking into account the appeal from the Ministry of Justice. Therefore, here I would not like to say anything on this topic,” said Dmitry Peskov.
On filing a lawsuit with the Supreme Court to recognize the “international LGBT social movement” as extremist Ministry of Justice reported November 17. On the same day, the St. Petersburg Cultural Forum took place, at which Vladimir Putin spoke. Vladimir Putin did not comment on the Justice Ministry’s lawsuit, but drew attention to the importance of maintaining equality in all spheres, including cultural ones. The hearing on the Justice Ministry's claim will take place on November 30.