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I'm deeply saddened by this awful demonstration of violence and intolerance. How can it be that the police, the ones who are supossed to avert violence and disturbs, did nothing to prevent attacks from the anti gay people. Aren't they supposed to protect russian citizens.

Anyways, amongst all this sadness there's a little detail that caught my attention and gave me a little joy... LENA'S EARRINGS. I know it sounds shallow but i've got the slight impression that they're dolphins AND have diamonds, so i'm guessing those earrings are the ones Yulia gave her.

http://galeria.tatunews.net/displayimage.php?pid=2826&fullsize=1

(Sorry, i don't know how to post pics so i just copied the link)
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A lot of fans (on different forums) noticed Lena's earrings. Cool It does seem special, doesn't it?
It's something for the "YulLen" thread for sure which you can find here:
http://tatu.us/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18667

Anyway, here's a quote by Lena from yesterday.
It's from an article on the n-tv.de website (n-tv is one of Germany's leading TV news channels).
My translation:

"On Sunday, the singer Lena Katina from the group Tatu said during the activites in Moscow that it is unjust 'if you are not allowed to love the one you want to love'."

Original source: http://www.n-tv.de/807372.html
(The quote is at the very end of the article.)


EDIT: Here's an article from the San Francisco Chronicle that not only mentions t.A.T.u., but also includes a photo of Yulia:
For gays in Moscow, the ugly - and violent - face of Russian bigotry
http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sfgate/detail?blogid=15archive/&entry_id=17013

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Rossia new report: [Inclueds how tatu ran from protestors!!]
http://www.sendspace.com/file/wwps8t (no audio)
Thank you netute



Euronews report:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIl_zbLXIeU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVrSxVziPQs

French (?) news report:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_PofSjDlYg
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Thanks very much for the vid, netute and thanks for posting all the links, Sakuya.
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Thanks, Sakuya and netute. Thumb

Jeez. Half Frown Suspicious

Lena and Yulia were really close to the action, it seems. Good thing they got away in time.

The video has no sound for me. Is it supposed to be liked that?
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TV RTR (Russia) 28.05.2007

http://www.sendspace.com/file/dljg8a by Lioncourt only tatu 2MB
http://www.sendspace.com/file/4ytrxc by Lioncourt full report 23 MB

Scrins:
http://img157.imageshack.us/img157/6614/17525321za4.jpg
http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/1238/49342630gt4.jpg
http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/3430/14660181zm6.jpg
http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/6669/10pr4.jpg
Thank you matvei
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Surprised/Shocked Whoa! So who exactly are they running from in that video? What's the whole story with that?
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can someone please upload the one with tatu to youtube
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volkovaddict wrote:
can someone please upload the one with tatu to youtube


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hd4P7Ze0kCg
http://youtube.com/watch?v=KYCIeaRHY6U
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Thanks to netute (Tatu.ru) for this pic.


Original source: Photoxpress.ru
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[quote="Sakuya"]TV RTR (Russia) 28.05.2007

http://www.sendspace.com/file/dljg8a by Lioncourt only tatu 2MB
http://www.sendspace.com/file/4ytrxc by Lioncourt full report 23 MB

Thanks Sakuya for these links

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Interviu with tatu about gay pride:
http://www.yoki.ru/news/social/politics/29-05-2007/43472-0
http://www.inopressa.ru/repubblica/2007/05/29/12:12:59/tatu
note; it is in russian. use online translator

Russian Nationalists Attack Gays, Right Said Fred, and a German Politician
[...]
Pop groups like Tatu and Right Said Fred were part of the scattered gay-rights protest, and so was a German politician.
[...]
Beck and his fellow protesters -- a group estimated at less than 100, which included Richard Fairbrass of the British pop group Right Said Fred and the Russian pop group Tatu -- were beaten, pummelled by eggs and tomatoes. The activists were taken into what police said was protective custody, but observers said authorities took no action whatsover against the thugs, skinheads and Orthodox fundamentalists who repeated physical attacks from last year.
[...]
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,485262,00.html
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Quote:
http://galeria.tatunews.net/displayimage.php?pid=2826&fullsize=1


Is thta a bit of grey/white hair i see on yulia.. or is that just the light hehe :P
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Her natural hair colour is light blonde, thevolkster. I think that is what you see. :)

Sakuya wrote:
Interviu with tatu about gay pride:
http://www.inopressa.ru/repubblica/2007/05/29/12:12:59/tatu
note; it is in russian. use online translator



That is a fantastic interview with Yulia. Thumb Hopefully there will be a proper translation soon.

Thanks so much for posting, Sakuya! :)

By the way, Nikolai Alekseev and the Moscow Gay Pride Committee have already announced that the next Gay Pride in Moscow will take place on May 31, 2008.

http://www.gayrussia.ru/en/news/detail.php?ID=9276
http://www.gayrussia.ru/events/detail.php?ID=9264
http://ukgaynews.org.uk/Archive/07/May/2804.htm

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Sophie in 't Veld was in Tatu's presence? Wow


I know her quite well! She regularly has dinner at my father's restaurant. :D

Maybe in 2008, we could like..organise a group and go there ourselves?
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Here are photos which were posted on the official website. Spasibo. :)

Gay Pride Events / Moscow / May 26-27
All of them, here:
http://www.tatu.ru/en/photo.html?id=152&page=0

They look beautiful. Beautiful people, inside and outside. :)









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Wow that first pic!! Lena looks stunning Surprised/Shocked

Thanks a lot, xena225
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Girls are gorgeous. Especially Lena Sexy
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The girls have made a step up. And this is good. )
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Gorgeous and concerned for the rights of others. Couldn't get better. Smile
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Sakuya wrote:

http://www.inopressa.ru/repubblica/2007/05/29/12:12:59/tatu


A translation for this article:

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"We, Russians, fear to go out to the square, and therefore the west remains a dream far away"
Leonardo Cohen

Yulya Volkova is the soloist of the group "Tatu", musical icon of the supporters of lesbian love. She is 22 years, she has a daughter. With Lena Katina, the second participant of the group "Tatu", she keeps on recording a new album in Los Angeles. They interrupted their work to participate in the gay-demonstration at the Tverskij street in Moskva: "We wanted to show our yearning for freedom, yearning for free expression of feelings of love, no matter who loves and how he is loved. We knew, that it wouldn't be so smooth as it should be."

"You became witnesses of cruel beatings under indifferent eyes of the police. Did you fear that you could get involved yourselves in these clashes?"

"No we were not afraid. Maybe it was terrifying for somebody who went out to the street to appear in the protection of his own dignity. But I was shocked by the fact, that Moscow, the capital of fashion and international business not at all presents itself as a civilized place from this point of view. Why was it impossible to realize this action without any excesses? Why do we have people, who go out to the square, intimidated, in fear to be beaten or wounded? But even with these fears people went out anyway to declare themselves."

"Why in Russia the relation to 'others', especially to representatives of other sexual orientation, often happens to be negative, aggressive?"

"I don't intend to give a political evaluation, but maybe somebody among the political authorities tries to suppress people of alternative habits, who doesn't like to grant freedom of speech, freedom of self-expression and action. If this is the goal of those who are in power, this is absolutely unjust. In the whole world the individual is free. People respect the freedom of others."

"Whereas in Moscow..."

We are 12 Mio. inhabitants in Moscow. If everybody makes it a rule not to respect the personality or behaviour of others - like "I don't like him, let me hurt him" - what have we to expect then from all our people? Above all we have to be tolerant. It's necessary to respect the opinion of others. If you don't like gays, don't go there, that's all. Who gave you the right to fight against? I think, In Russia we have to respect freedom. Without it we cannot achieve that level of democracy, which is in Europe and in America. If we accept, that to live in civilized and democratic countries is comfortable, then it is because the laws correspond to the requirements of the people, but not vice versa, that the laws 'force' people. Their laws are thought out to make the life of the citizens convenient. Therefore people in these countries prefer to respect the laws, whereas here nobody wants to obey them."

"Can Russia sometime become tolerant?" 14 years ago the article has been removed from the criminal code, which provided a penalty for homosexuality, but it appears as if some people don't know anything about it."

"Today there are no more such articles, but it is necessary to find other ways to reinforce tolerance. Why do the authorities want to forbid this phenomenon? I don't know. Maybe, to reinforce tolerance and educate the people in the spirit of respect, you have to set specific signal to those, who govern the country. If there is no such impuls, the people remains malicious, dissatisfied, discontented and unsure of itself. Then, it seems to me, there is one aspect which strengthens this hatred: the sharp difference in income. A catastrophic difference divides rich and poor. The standard of living of many people is way too low, many people don't live, they just survive. And this aspect contributes to the creation of hatred and malice. It's really hard to be tolerant, if you are embittered."

Thank you Argos
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why does it say pride '06 on the banner behind them? shouldn't it say '07?

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wow. I love volkova and all but. damn. Lena looks realllly gooooood!
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Hey, good observation, paintedfrog. I wonder, too. Maybe they were just really cheap and decided to recycle it?
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What a fantastic interview that was, Yulia addressed some important points, and I am really impressed with her take on things, and the way she said all this. Impressive indeed!

Thank you to Argos for the translation, and thank you, Sakuya, for posting it here! :thumbsup:


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[...] maybe somebody among the political authorities tries to suppress people of alternative habits, who doesn't like to grant freedom of speech, freedom of self-expression and action. If this is the goal of those who are in power, this is absolutely unjust. In the whole world the individual is free. People respect the freedom of others."

[...] If everybody makes it a rule not to respect the personality or behaviour of others - like "I don't like him, let me hurt him" - what have we to expect then from all our people? Above all we have to be tolerant. It's necessary to respect the opinion of others. If you don't like gays, don't go there, that's all. Who gave you the right to fight against?

[...] If we accept, that to live in civilized and democratic countries is comfortable, then it is because the laws correspond to the requirements of the people, but not vice versa, that the laws 'force' people. Their laws are thought out to make the life of the citizens convenient. Therefore people in these countries prefer to respect the laws, whereas here nobody wants to obey them."

[...] but it is necessary to find other ways to reinforce tolerance. Why do the authorities want to forbid this phenomenon? I don't know. Maybe, to reinforce tolerance and educate the people in the spirit of respect, you have to set specific signal to those, who govern the country. If there is no such impuls, the people remains malicious, dissatisfied, discontented and unsure of itself. Then, it seems to me, there is one aspect which strengthens this hatred: the sharp difference in income. A catastrophic difference divides rich and poor. The standard of living of many people is way too low, many people don't live, they just survive. And this aspect contributes to the creation of hatred and malice. It's really hard to be tolerant, if you are embittered."
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New interview with tatu, about gay pride. Really interesting.
http://www.mk.ru/blogs/MK/2007/05/31/russia/97779/

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Sakuya wrote:
New interview with tatu, about gay pride. Really interesting.
http://www.mk.ru/blogs/MK/2007/05/31/russia/97779/

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Oh my! Cool Another great interview, and this time Lena chimes in as well. I'm so proud of them. Thumb

Thanks, Sakuya! :hug:

P.S. The link above does not seem to be valid anymore, looks like the article was moved from "russia" to "society", here's the updated link, thanks to hayate (Tatu.ru)!

http://www.mk.ru/blogs/MK/2007/05/31/society/97779/
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qv70fu-Ehxw
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Dni.ru has an article as well now, it's a short (quite short) version of what was said in the Mk.ru interview. The Mk.ru interview is really great by the way, I hope there will be a translation, preferably on Tatu.ru, because this one should be archived for sure. Along with the one from Repubblica.

Here's the dni.ru link:
Tatu in shock from the visit to Moscow
http://www.dni.ru/news/showbiz/2007/5/31/108163.html



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Hah, looks like they heard me. Smile
Here's a translation of the Mk.ru (Moskovskie Komsomolets) interview. Thank you to Tatu.ru. Thumb

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May, 31
Moskovskiy Komsomolets Newspaper / Russia

t.A.T.u at Moscow Gay-Pride: It was a military operation


Julia Volkova: “I was shocked when I saw these people – with chains, with crosses, with big sticks and knives. They attacked and hurt other people, the citizens of Russia – just like themselves. We all are one country, Russia’s people, and we must respect and understand each other and be tolerant. But Russians attacked Russians – and it was terrible! I thought it was the beginning of a war!”

Only at "??" newspaper – an exclusive t.A.T.u. interview and all the details of their Tverskaya street "secret mission".

t.A.T.u., to a certain degree, had no choice”, Leonid Shlyahover, the present t.A.T.u. concert director explains, “Considering band’s image and credo, it would be weakness and hypocrisy to ignore this situation, with the gay-pride in Moscow. We always had the same things we stand for – we are for love. In all its diversity and directions. That’s why we decided to have a break in album’s recording in Los Angeles, bought the tickets and came.

They came in spite of authorities’ ban and under a rain of punches and “boos” of hundreds irritated priests, old women, skinheads, monarchists, fascists, kazaks, people in respirators and other "caring" citizens, who probably consider Gay Pride day a calendar’s "red date" and wait for it for the whole year with much greater impatience than gays themselves.

In this raging crowd rapid-fire-like appearance and disappearance of t.A.T.u. became a micro-sensation at this “beat-them-all” celebration. And the broken face of Richard Ferbassa, the front man of the well-known British band Right Said Fred was a macro-sensation. Richard came to Moscow for another thing - a private party. But the day before brothers Richard and Fred, well-known gays, learned about Moscow Gay Pride and got interested, “It should be very interesting. We want to join". People tried to talk them out, but the brothers did not understand – why. In the morning, having put on special life-asserting outfits, they moved towards Tverskaya street. There, they were immediately identified as gays and beaten. Richards’ bloody face right away became main news from Moscow all over the world (except for Russia, of course). Richard, having overcast a steam at the nearest hospital, took an evening plane to London where The Sun newspaper was already waiting for him with a sensational report and first-page interview to offer.

t.A.T.u. – or, more precisely, their management, was, of course, less careless and much more cautious. Lena Katina and Julia Volkova arrived in Moscow with an intention "to discharge their civic duty", and it would be more than a tragedy if anything happened to them. Obeying the law, gay-pride organizers decided – instead of a demonstration - to just gather at the city hall and give city’s authorities the letter protecting sex-minorities’ rights that was signed by 43 members of European Parliament. This intention did not break even our laws - laws not inclined to philantrophy. Still, it didn’t save the situation.

Leonid Shlyahover, t.A.T.u. concert director: We saved the future mayor of Rome

- My major goal was to keep the girls 100% safe. Therefore we worked it almost as a military operation. The mission was complete successfully. Except for an egg thrown at our car and water poured on Julia's head, nothing serious happened. Many security guards worked with us. We sent our people to the place in advance - to both camps. It was a real coordinated action to protect the girls. I assumed it was always more interesting for a crowd to beat familiar faces rather than unfamiliar ones. And in this case, not hoping for official protection we decided to lead this operation with our own resources since we have an experience in carrying out mass events.
The operation went on quite quickly: Suddenly a car appeared on the square, t.A.T.u. went out, the car moved about 50 meters forward and stopped. The girls were immediately surrounded by media on one side and the excited crowd – on another. When the bodyguards gave signs of uncontrollable threat, we quickly left this theatre of military operations. This whole situation got dangerous not only for us, but for those deputies, who came – so we took them all to our car: Alexei Mitrofanov, then Italian deputy, possible future mayor of Rome, then another European parliament member who said, “Either I’m courageous, or stupid”. We had 12 people in our 5-seat car.

***

From that day western media formed a line to t.A.T.u for an interview. Among Russian press t.A.T.u. made one exception - for MK newspaper. Lena and Julia talked to us separately. Volkova was in town, and Katina left the city for her country house where she tried to recover from all these events.

Julia Volkova: We are not a political party, but we stand for justice.

- We were not sure – shall we come or not to support Moscow Gay Pride? Shall we bring this forward? But when this wave of “dense” intolerance started, I just didn’t want to stay silent. It’s 21 century now! It’s such a shame. I decided to come and speak up. It’s not a propaganda or a call. It’s an act of support to people who decided for themselves who they are – and had a right for such a decision. We travel around the world and see that these people are living free there, and here they are so unaccepted. Here people went to Gay Pride not as it is a festival, a holiday – like it’s all over the world – but as they are going to face death, ready that they might be severely beaten. They went to the Gay Pride as to a battlefield, as to war. But everything could have been so different! It could have been such a great holiday! A carnival with costumes and songs! Join if you want, stay is you don’t. It’s so simple. Why those, who don’t want to join, attack those who come? Where will all this lead our country? It’s scary.

- But you, of course, understood, that Russia is not like “the whole world”. Why try? Here many people stopped to care. Hopeless Russia…

- Of course, I understood all this perfectly. We all remember how it was last year – people were beaten, were taken to hospitals...

It was clearly impossible to just come there and give this letter from more than forty European Parliament members to Moscow authorities. And once again, it would have been such an easy thing in any other country! Of course, I understood that it is a dangerous crowd, starting from some half-crazy people and up to police forces. It’s just really scary. When our car was surrounded by skinheads with obsessed faces, by people with crosses and also with these obsessed faces… They were spitting, shouting – not like human beings, but almost like animals. Well, ok, if you are religious, who objects? Nobody forbids you to go to church and to pray and to believe in God. Are you “kazaks”? Ok, no problem. We respect all directions in life. And today this kind of people came. Yes, they are gay. Who gives you the right to forbid? To beat them up? To not let them live in peace? They let you live. Let them live. I just don’t understand this kind of separation. Why are we ok with different music style lovers, football fans of different teams - and not ok with gays? Where’s this line when we stop being ok? In the law? There’s no such law. I was shocked, to tell the truth… But I’m sure that God is here with us. There was love, there is love, there will be love. It’s in the heart. It can’t be forbidden by anybody. And beating people with crosses and spiting on people in the name of God – this is such a blasphemy and a sin.

- I understand, you also were attacked…

- Yes, with water. When I left the car, I was surrounded by journalists on one side, and by a crowd of about hundred people – from the back. I feel they start punching me. And you know, it was done maliciously, surreptitiously, thief-like. The next thing I see is some guy with a knife moving towards me. Thanks God, our bodyguard Zhenya noticed him. And then this woman with water who started to sprinkle it. And everybody shouting around – Damn you! Die! At first I got so scared it is not water but some acid. What’s going on?! This woman was wearing a scarf on her head, she was a religious person. Why did she act like this? She apparently goes to church, she prays, lights candles. She should not have acted like this. She acted against God’s law, against his commandments – love though neighbor, don’t judge and you won’t be judged… What a religious woman…

- What was the bigger threat for you – from the crowd or from police?

- From people. The police was there, but was kind of watching… It was almost a war out of an elementary thing – a right to love. Yes, it felt like a war started. My god! We should have diversity of people, we should respect this diversity. We should have love instead of total hate. Otherwise there’s no future for our society.

- You and Lena are world-famous people, this line of western journalists is waiting for the interviews. What do you feel telling them about all this – shame, bitterness, uneasiness for your country?...

- I was just asked about this during La Repubblica interview. I don’t know what to say. I just want our country to have a positive image. Many of our friends in New York, in Los Angeles still seriously think that we have bears in the city center, eternal winter and widely spread alcoholism, that we have only poverty, breakdown and grey unhappy living. Every person who considers himself a true patriot, should do everything to make people of this country live good, to let the world know that our country should be respected, to provoke interest and positive feelings about our country. I think t.A.T.u. created this positive image of our country in the world with our work. We are proud of it because we love our country and have strong feelings about it. And those, who fight in the center of Moscow, do only harm for Russia. Because of these so-called “fighters” and “patriots” Moscow is seen as a far-away village. But we want it to look fashionable, modern, beautiful, comfortable and welcoming. We want tourists to come and see our culture, our youth and left Russia amazed. And having seen the pictures from Moscow Gay Pride, who would want to come here? There, on Tverskaya street, there were officials from Europe, journalists...

They were shocked. People throw eggs at them, poured water on them, shouted at them. And these European Parliament members didn’t even understand Russian language! They’ve never seen anything like this in their life. And they will tell about it when they come back. They were almost killed!

- Since you got your foot in this story, what’s next? Would you do anything, seek truth or justice, would you protest?

- Well, we’ve done this already – we came to Moscow and came to support Gay Pride. Everybody knows our attitude. Next goes political issues. There are politicians, president, city’s mayor. They make decisions. It’s their turn now, not ours. We are not a political party, we’re a music band that gives people their music, love and support. We came not to force anybody, but to support those who really needed our support. It was not that successful. Now our country should analyze all this and draw conclusions.

Lena Katina: It will be decided later - who’s righteous and who’s a sinner

- Lena, you are a religious person. How do you feel after gay-parade?


I have absolutely negative feelings first of all about people who were saying they believe in God. God teaches to love your neighbor they way he or she is, he teaches to be humble and tolerant, teaches not to judge. And these people shout at me and Yulka – Die! Damn you! Truly religious people are not like this.

But church condemns “Sodom sin”, city mayor calls gay people “Satanists” – and neither authorities, nor church representatives mention tolerance. What do you expect from the blind flock?

This a very serious question for me. People cannot judge others for their choices. What we were – good or bad – will be decided later, when we leave this world. I am not a lesbian, I have a boy-friend. But I’m totally with those people who defend their right to love openly, like I love. This message has always been t.A.T.u.’s essence. Although on our way here I understood that we should expect something totally different. I often think why our people are so mean, why is the air so full of spite. If you step on somebody’s foot in America, they will apologize. But here they will not only step on your feet in return, but do it painfully and say something rude. Apparently, people are dissatisfied in life, in personal life. That’s why they’re mean...

- Well, maybe it’s right that city authorities forbid Gay Pride? They kind of say that they care about gays’ security, so to speak…

You know, after Sunday’s events I’m not sure anymore if it’s totally senseless. But on the other hand, if they are so worried about gay people, why didn’t they do anything about the aggressive crowd on Sunday? I saw it with my own eyes. Nobody protected them, and some weirdoes could bring anything with them – weapons, knives, bottles. In other events everybody is checked for this. When we were moving towards our car and when I heard “Beat her! Beat that one!” I was not scared. I got scared only when I was in the car. Not for myself, but for those poor people, who still were on the square – and nobody hurried to help them. All that I saw this Sunday is absolutely beyond what we call a civilized society.

- Everything’s hopeless?


Hope is the last thing that’s gone. Anyway, even after all this danger we’ve been through, we will not take back our support from those who fight for their right to love and for their human dignity…

Good luck and take care!
Artur Gasparyan


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June, 2 (Saturday) t.A.T.u. are commenting their appearance on Moscow Gay Pride in the analytical program "A Week with Maryanna Maksimovskaja" at 7 PM /Moscow time/ on Ren-TV channel.

Later in the evening, at 11:30 PM Moscow time, Lena and Yulia will be special guests of the Premier League show on Channel One /Russia/.

Source: http://www.tatu.ru/en/news.html?id=525&page=0
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The above-mentioned report on Ren-TV (Nedelya, June 2). Thank you to Lioncourt (Tatu.ru)! :thumbsup:

Complete report:
http://www.sendspace.com/file/00t06j
ca. 46 MB

The Tatu segment:
http://www.sendspace.com/file/6dbet6
ca. 4 MB.

A screencap:
http://keep4u.ru/full/070602/e052ba9789947a7bea/jpg

Please note: It's in Russian.

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Thanks xena225. It was a little too short, but it was something.
Yulia looks good. Nice hair extensions Grin
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Wow Yulia really nailed that interview with some good points, impressive indeed, she's just.....amazing. Lovely
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Thanks for the vids, Lioncourt and thanks for the links, xena225.
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Here's an article from that English gay journalist who got beaten at the march: link
I think its main value is not the article itself (I for one found it a little bit... exaggerated) but the very interesting disscussion (for me at least) that it sparkled. You can find it below the article.
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Thanks for posting, r-man. Thumb I read it all. And frankly, I don't know whether to laugh, or cry, or just roll my eyes. And, I guess, stunned is the word that best describes me after reading some of the comments. Half Frown *sighs* But it was certainly quite informative as regards the different viewpoints.
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Okay i found this on a tatu site but i just dont get it.....here's what i copied.

On May 17, t.A.T.u. issued a statement directed at their gay fans, "When t.A.T.u.'s second album came out, many of our fans of alternative sexual orientation thought that we lied and betrayed them. This is not true! We’ve never done that and we’ve always advocated love without boundaries." On May 26, they flew out to Moscow to speak out against the Government for the cancellation of Moscow Gay Pride.

I sound retarded when i say this but,what does it mean?Does it mean they didnt like the "Moscow Gay Pride" or they did like it....I'm so stupid and confused...lol

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oh and plz explain it as easy as u can...cause i'm dumb!! Rolleyes
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They mean that they never lied to their
fans about their orentation (Gay straight, bi whatever)but they always supported the gay community . They went to gay pride because their government wanted to cancel the gay pride thing so they went to protest so that the gays can have their day. That is old news though like a few months ago.
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tatusnumber1fan2121 wrote:
cause i'm dumb!!

No, you're not! :)

Thanks for the explanation Christina-m. I merged the threads.
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