Russian right: Elton John’s concert “insulting” to all Russian citizens

Several Russian homophobic groups have called on the authorities to ban an upcoming Elton John concert, saying that allowing the pop icon to perform would make a “mockery” of the country’s anti-gay laws.

Yuri Ageshchev, the leader of religious fundamentalist group, the Union of Orthodox Brotherhoods, told Novy Region news agency: “The statement by this gay guy – Elton John – about his support for gays and other perverts during the upcoming concert in Moscow is an insult to all Russian citizens.

Mr Ageshchev also called on Russian citizens and the Church to oppose the upcoming concert in Moscow on 6 December, calling the event an “amoral sabbath.”

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