Reykjavik Iceland’s Mayor Jon Gnarr wants to end that all ties with Moscow’s which is it’s “sister city” over the recent passage of Russia’s anti-human rights laws against it’s LGBT citizens.
The proposal was put forth during a City Council meeting yesterday. Should the proposal pass it would effectively terminate all political and cultural relations between Reykjavík and Moscow.“In light of the developments that have taken place in recent years in matters of gay, bisexual, and transgender people in Russia, the Human Rights Office and the Mayor’s Office have entrusted the deputy mayor to propose amendments to the existing agreement between the two cities or terminate it all together following consultation with the Foreign Ministry,” read the minutes from the City Council meeting. In 2007 Reykjavík and Moscow became sister cities, an agreement that would see the municipalities exchanging information, and cooperate on policies regarding youth and family.
Við elskum Jón Gnarr!!!
Brilliant! And a good reminder that everyone should visit Iceland – one of the most amazing, LGBT friendly and beautiful countries on the planet.
This is where your tourism dollars should go.