Elton John - Elton John's Russian gigs to be cancelled?

Elton John's tour of Russia could be cancelled due to 'gay propaganda' being banned in the country.

Sir Elton is set to perform at the Crocus City Hall in Moscow on Friday (06.12.13) along with a second date in Kazan on Saturday, but a source has told The Times newspaper the gigs are ''on the verge of collapse'' because of his plans to show support for the gay community.

Speaking to The Guardian newspaper in September, the musician said: ''I'm supposed to be going to Moscow in December. I've got to go. And I've got to think about what I'm going to say very carefully.

''There's two avenues of thought: do you stop everyone going, ban all the artists coming in from Russia? But then you're really leaving the men and women who are gay and suffering under the anti-gay laws in an isolated situation.

''As a gay man, I can't leave those people on their own without going over there and supporting them.''

The 66-year-old performer is in a civil union with partner David Furnish and the couple have two sons, Zachary, who turns three this month, and nine-month-old Elijah, who were both born by the same surrogate mother.

He added: ''I don't know what's going to happen [at the gigs], but I've got to go.''

Elton has campaigned for gay rights in Britain and the Ukraine and was denied the right to adopt a child in 2009 because of his age and marital status.

'Promoting homosexuality' is an offence in several Russian regions, including Krasnodar, St Petersburg, and Novosibirsk.


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the comma goes behind the God, the Devil. The sentence implies that when you first read this, you'll think God the ....., but in reality its meaning I meant to convey is God, He doesn't allow the devil to get away with anything, so good luck charming man, I still lvoe you, and hopefully I can get home myself, to my kids. He's following the wrong women, ( who have God and everything) why don't they drive the new car when they get home, and return my car that when I am driving homek, to my house, its uninhabited, not shared by people of illegal users. May God come to me, and us all to have the punishment administered to Satanic's Tresspassers. Amen. thanks for the prayers.

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dear elton john, you're keepig so nice and thin!looking very nice in your suit. remember to keep safe when women as ugly as gaga have secret intentioins and young people are usually have anger responses, you never know just how unattractively mean a woman like this can be. Hope she could turn her anger towards a positive venture, like walking. like so many other of the bad choices people make. I am sorry, really sorry, when past offensive inappropriate privileges occur, you'ld think people would learn to understand Christ, and God the King and his followers such as I and yourself to want to make a change in life. So take care, I am enjoying the old Winnipeg. Hopefully all weirdo's are out of sight, so have yourself a Merry Little Christmas Now. Are you interested in wearing a black fur on top of the black outfit of sparkles I thought might bring on an attractive song hit.? Missing my kids so much as a child my mother gave me a raccoon coat it s' fun to wear a fur coat as a younger, poeple. but as I came up the elevator, If I were Dolly Parton I'ld be a woman like all women, and not have my blueberries tree branches messed with, isn't that so? My Zhoda home I paid my taxes, home awaits me. car waiting for me, and kids waiting for me. Winnipeg did not occur to me. God's forbidden laws do not allow them Elton John to take place of God the Devil.!! thanks. God bless YOU

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