A new low-point. Today, a homophobic mob set upon a group of Russians and Europeans who were trying to present Moscow's mayor, Yuri Luzhkov, with a memo from 40 members of the European parliament requesting that gay Russians be permitted to assemble freely in the city. The cops arrested the gay activists - not the violent mob. Among those attacked was my old neighbor, Richard Fairbrass, of the pop-group, "Right Said Fred." That's him above with the bloody face. I fear the neo-fascist nature of the Putin government is getting worse not better. More details here.