Russian Parents Group Wants Elton John's Concert Canceled
Elton may not be granted his wish to quietly perform in Russia without ruffling any feathers if a parenting organization in the country has any sway with Putin.
A Russian parents' committee has asked President Vladimir Putin to cancel a planned concert by gay musician Elton John, saying he intended to violate a ban on "homosexual propaganda".
In an open letter to Putin, the local parents' group in central Ural region was reported by media as saying: "The singer intends to come out in support of local sodomites and break the current Russian law, directed at protecting children."
Elton is scheduled to play Moscow on December 6 and Kazan on the December 7.