Gay rights activists march with model of Vladimir Putin

Gay rights activists have marched through St. Petersburg carrying a banner saying "Love is stronger than war!". They were led through the May Day rally by an activist wearing a caricature model depicting President Vladimir Putin.

Gay rights activists arched through St. Petersburg. Credit: Reuters//Alexander Demianchuk
Gay rights activists take part in a May Day rally in St. Petersburg Credit: Reuters//Alexander Demianchuk

Russians celebrate the coming of Spring on Labour Day, May 1.