Deputy Director of the Department of information and press of the Russian foreign Ministry Ilya Timokhov said that the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia has prepared the material with the position of the Ministry regarding the actions of the embassies of the US and Britain hung out the flag of the LGBT community at their embassies in Moscow, as well as the measures taken, including in the legal plane.
Earlier it was reported that the state Duma Commission on investigation of facts of interference of foreign States in the internal Affairs of Russia will direct appeal to the foreign Ministry about the emergence of LGBT flags on buildings of the embassies of the United States and Britain in Moscow, said the head of the Committee Vasily Piskarev. Earlier, Deputy speaker of the state Duma of the Russian Federation Pyotr Tolstoy asked the head of the Duma Commission on investigation of facts of interference in the Affairs of the Russian Federation Vasily Piskareva to assess the actions of the American and British diplomatic missions, hung out the flag of the LGBT community in their embassies in Moscow and also appreciate the words of the Ambassador of Canada in Russia about the dangers of the amendments to the Constitution, which can be regarded as attempt of pressure upon free will of the citizens.
"Certainly your (Piskareva – ed.) the appeal is considered. Raised by Peter O. (Thick) questions carefully designed at the interdepartmental level. The MFA currently prepared extensive material, which reflects the official position of the Ministry and undertaken in this regard, including in the field of law", said Timokhov at the meeting of the state Duma Commission on investigation of facts of interference of foreign States into Russia’s internal Affairs.
"I would like to take this opportunity also to mention that we highly appreciate the constructive engagement with the Commission and we hope for fruitful cooperation in the future. The materials that I said now, I will give to the Commission," he added. The Timokhov did not specify how much the Department and what action taken.
Earlier, the American Embassy posted on its building in Moscow, the LGBT flag and wrote in Facebook that "the U.S. Embassy in Russia celebrates flag pride LGBTI". Later, the LGBT flag on his house and posted the British Embassy in the Russian capital. Tolstoy in his address, writes that the actions of the embassies of the US and Britain are political in nature.