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Sister agreement between Moscow and Reykjavik to be revoked?
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[dropcap4]J[/dropcap4]ón Gnarr, mayor of Reykjavik, has proposed that “the sister city” agreement between Reykjavik and Moscow will be revoked, in light of recent development in matters concerning the LGBT community in Russia. Russia’s parliament passed a federal law making it illegal to equate straight and gay relationships and to distribute gay rights material. Critics say the law has already led to an increase in anti-gay violence in Russia. Gay tourist have been warned against traveling to the country.
Reykjavík and Moscow became “sister cities” in 2007. The agreement states a vast collaboration between the cities. The revocation was discussed in a council meeting in Reykjavik yesterday, although a final decision in the matter has been postponed until later.