It sure sounds like it:
Moscow’s mayor vowed Monday never to allow a gay rights parade, calling such events “satanic,” but activists said they would defy a city ban to hold what would be the Russian capital’s first gay rights parade.
Yury Luzhkov and city authorities had barred activists from staging a parade last year, citing the threat of violence. Activists ignored the ban and were pummeled by right-wing protesters and detained by police.
Note that the gay rights folks were detained by police, not the thugs who assaulted them.