Russia: “We know how to surprise Europe!”

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The Eurovision Song Contest is not only a song contest, but also a very important exam for the city which is hosting this event. In the city of contrasts, Europeans can expect many different surprises. No one can predict the situation of the megapolis during the event.

Arthur Gasparyan, famous Russian journalist, advices the European guests not to use the metro in Moscow because, in his opinion, comparing with European metros, Russian underground is a big problem. It is very big, overcrowded, and full of "strangepeople".

Jana Rudkovskaya, Dima Bilan's producer thinks that there won't be any problems with the European guests, except one thing. Jana told that "it is not a secret that the majority of the Eurovision fans are sexual minorities", that's why, in her opinion "Marija Serifovic won the contest". There are already many applications for having gay parades in Moscow, but they are all being refused. The mayor of Moscow, Juri Luzhkov, said "Have fun, but don't show it on squares and streets withdemonstrations or parades".

Arthur Gasparyan thinks that thesexual minorities willhave parades in any case, andif force will be used, it will be a real shame for them. "We have onlyto pray that theheads of the city have enough courage to be tolerant towards them", says Gasparyan.

Juri Aksyuta, the executive producer of Eurovision Song Contest 2009, says "We are going to surprise not only with our chaviar and vodka, but also we want to show Europe that we have a nice European country". In addition, Moscow can offer the guests "great clubbing andunique shopping at night".

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