Russian LGBT activist Nikolai Alekseyev named most tolerant cities in Russia. According to him, residents of Russia's northern regions are much more tolerant than their southern compatriots, Life reports. Arkhangelsk, Murmansk and St. Petersburg are the most tolerant cities in Russia for those representing sexual minorities, Alexeyev said. "Northern cities are always more tolerant due to the Nordic character of people. They are Arkhangelsk, Murmansk and St. Petersburg. It is also due to the economic state of the region, because more prosperous places are traditionally more tolerant," the activist said.
May 17 / Pravda