In a curious twist, President Putin’s press secretary has denied Elton John’s revelation that the pair are to meet to discuss LGBT rights in Russia.
Legendary rock veteran Sir Elton had announced thatPresident Putin had agreed to meet to discuss the state of LGBT rights in Russia. However, the president’s press secretary has denied that Russia’s number one is to meet with the Rocket Man singer.
The Russian President was responsible for signing in an anti-gay law that forbids the “propaganda” of non-traditional relationships to anyone under the age of 18. Same-sex relationships are considered non-traditional in Russia.
Speaking to Russian news agency TASS, Dmitry Peskov, Putin’s press secretary said,
“We are aware [of John’s intention to have a meeting] from media reports, but we haven’t received any signals directly from Sir Elton John.
“Given that there have been many insinuations in the media lately, we are treating information of that kind carefully.”