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March 6, 2012

Moscow activists and officials from Manchester, St Petersburg’s twin city, have joined the fight to prevent the Russian city’s gay propaganda law

The Lord Mayor and deputy leader of Manchester City Council, in northern England, are using their trip to the Russian city of St Petersburg to urge its governor not to sign an anti-gay new law.

Meanwhile activists from Moscow have pledged to defy the legislation by protesting in front of children’s libraries and schools in St Petersburg on the day it comes into force.