Russia, Philippines sign contract for delivery of RPG-7B grenade launchersMilitary & Defense October 24, 12:25
Russia ready to boost anti-terror cooperation with Asia-Pacific countriesMilitary & Defense October 24, 11:52
Russia expected to jump above 40th spot in Doing Business ranking in 2017Business & Economy October 24, 11:50
Ukrainian police take nationalists into custody for blocking Kiev courtWorld October 24, 11:41
Syrian troops seize militant arms depot containing latest weapons made in NATO countriesMilitary & Defense October 24, 11:37
Siberian scientists work on communication technology for ArcticBusiness & Economy October 24, 11:20
Cyprus president praises bilateral relations with RussiaWorld October 24, 11:13
Russia ready to boost dialogue with ASEAN — defense ministerRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 24, 10:46
IS terrorists control less than 5% of Syria’s territory — Russian defense ministerMilitary & Defense October 24, 9:53
BISHKEK, February 5. /TASS/. Dozens of people gathered for a protest outside the parliament and the presidential administration in Kyrgyzstan’s capital Bishkek on Thursday calling on Europe to stop meddling in the Central Asian republic’s affairs.
Zhenish Moldokmatov, the leader of the Kalys public movement that has organized the event, said last month Kyrgyz lawmakers drafted a law envisaging punishment for non-traditional sexual relations propaganda.
The European Parliament at its plenary meeting in January expressed deep concern over the plans of Kyrgyz lawmakers to adopt the law, threatening that the approval of the legislation could deteriorate bilateral relations.
In comments to the European Parliament’s reaction, Moldokmatov said: "Such a step by the Europeans has angered the majority of our citizens and is considered as an attempt to interfere in the republic’s affairs."
The politician said the Kalys movement would continue the fight against the attempts to impose on Kyrgyzstan the "Western values" that what he said contradict common sense.
The Kyrgyz protesters also urged the parliament to vote in favor of introducing the death penalty for pedophiles, saying that violence against children has been recently on the rise in the republic.