The 2009 euro song festival is organized in Moscow. Each European country sends an artist/group that will perform an act at the event. There is no secret that the euro song festival is extremely popular in the gay scene. Gay activists consider this to be a good opportunity to organize a gay pride event. By organizing a gay pride they can demand attention regarding gay rights in Russia. Neo-Nazis and Russian nationalists see this as an opportunity to beat up gays. Even the mayor of Mosow Yuri Luzhkov, described the gay pride events as "satanic". I believe it is ridiculous that this is still happening. People should be judged on what they say and how they act and not on whom they are.