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Added on: 02/22/2022
02/21/2022
Russia is drawing up a kill list including gay and ethnic minority Ukrainians if it invades, the US has claimed. In a chilling warning, America’s ambassador to…

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Added on: 02/13/2022
2/11/22
The Russian government made an unsuccessful attempt to shut down one of the country’s largest and most prominent LGBTQ rights groups, but human rights advocates say there…

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Added on: 02/11/2022
This week, Russia’s Justice Ministry filed a lawsuit seeking to “liquidate” Sphere Foundation, the legal entity under which the Russian LGBT Network operates, arguing the group’s activities…

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Added on: 02/04/2022
Russian President Vladimir Putin has met with Ramzan Kadyrov, the authoritarian, Kremlin-backed leader of the North Caucasus region of Chechnya, amid a public outcry over open threats…

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Added on: 01/21/2022
01/20/2022
ST. PETERSBURG — If you didn’t know Club Malevich existed you would never find it. There are no signs, windows, grand entrances or bouncers at the back…

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Added on: 12/29/2021
12/28/2021
Russia has used a dirty trick to shut down two LGBTQ organizations and block their websites and social media accounts from appearing online. It has labeled them…

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Added on: 12/27/2021
12/27/2021
Brothers Salekh Magamadov (20) and Ismail Isaev (17), detained by authorities in Chechnya for the past 10 months, have announced that they would go on a hunger…

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Added on: 12/26/2021
A Russian organization that tracks political arrests and provides legal aid to detainees said Saturday that government regulators blocked its website, the latest move in a months-long…

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Added on: 12/25/2021
The Russian Ministry of Justice has included the Coming Out LGBT initiative group from St. Petersburg and the Revers LGBT+ initiative group from Krasnodar in the list…

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Added on: 12/19/2021
An organization that provides legal and counseling assistance to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in Russia’s Far East has been listed as a “foreign agent.”…

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Added on: 11/26/2021
11/25/2021
MOSCOW, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Russia is investigating a complaint against Netflix (NFLX.O) after the public commissioner for protecting families accused the streaming company of violating Russian…

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Added on: 11/25/2021
11/23/2021
The Russian parliament is discussing banning films which include LGBTI love scenes from general release. “Whoever wants can have special access to such videos, as well as…

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Added on: 11/19/2021
We, the undersigned Russian and international human rights organization condemn the escalating attacks against Russian LGBT Network, its leadership and partners. We call on the Russian authorities…

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Added on: 11/09/2021
11/8/2021
Russia on Monday declared the main group defending LGBTQ rights a “foreign agent” on Monday, as part of a continuing crackdown on media outlets and rights groups….

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Added on: 10/25/2021
10/25/2021
A Russian publishing house has removed a section on transgender people from the Russian-language edition of a health guide aimed at teenage girls to avoid running afoul…

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Added on: 10/23/2021
Vladimir Putin, the Russian president who jailed his biggest political opponent and outlawed any public expressions of queerness, recently railed against “cancel culture” and called transgender-inclusive policies…

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Added on: 10/18/2021
10/17/2021
Last week, a new Russian drag competition series headed by popular blogger Nastya Ivleeva premiered on YouTube. Like RuPaul’s Drag Race, the show includes lip-sync battles, extravagant…

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Added on: 10/16/2021
More Russians oppose same-sex relationships than they did nearly a decade ago, according to a new survey released Friday. Russia’s independent Levada Center pollster said 69% of…

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Added on: 10/08/2021
10/07/2021
Russia has rejected calls from the Council of Europe’s Commission against Racism and Intolerance to repeal the country’s controversial ban on the dissemination of information about “non-traditional”…

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Added on: 10/03/2021
Russia’s LGBT, radical feminist and child-free groups should be recognized as “extremist,” the chairman of an influential government commission said Wednesday. “LGBT ideology, radical feminism and child-free…

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Added on: 09/30/2021
09/30/2021
Russia’s LGBT, radical feminist and child-free groups should be recognized as “extremist,” the chairman of an influential government commission said Wednesday. “LGBT ideology, radical feminism and child-free…

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Added on: 09/03/2021
09/01/2021
The performance was shown as part of an anniversary celebration for a local patriotic military club at the Dobrynin Palace of Culture in Yaroslavl on Sunday (29…

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Added on: 09/02/2021
09/01/2021
When Russian cities started banning Pride marches, LGBT+ rights activist Mikhail Tumasov took to the internet to make sure his organisation kept its voice. But state authorities…

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Added on: 08/31/2021
The Russian LGBT Network has reported that in May 2021, Chechen-speaking men abducted Ibragim Selimkhanov in Moscow and forcibly returned him to Chechnya’s capital Grozny, where authorities…

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Added on: 08/27/2021
A man was abducted in Moscow, taken to Chechnya and then pressed for information on LGBTQ people in the region earlier this year, according to the Russian…

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Added on: 08/18/2021
08/17/20201
In recent years, there has been a growing number of artistic ventures about the lives of LGBTQ+ people in Russia. One of them is the art project…

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Added on: 08/13/2021
08/13/2021
The “Russian LGBT Network”* is concerned about the fate of the girl who was abducted a year ago by Chechen law enforcers, and is going to appeal…

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Added on: 08/11/2021
08/10/2021
Anti-LGBT+ Russian MP Vitaly Milonov has been reprimanded by the country’s Human Rights Council after he called for gays to be “sterilised” and kept in shelters like…

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Added on: 08/07/2021
8/6/21
In July, Alina and her girlfriend, Ksyusha ,wanted to show that, like any other family, they have favorite dishes and cooking habits. Joined by Alina’s mom and…

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Added on: 08/06/2021
08/06/2021
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is investigating two Russian state-run TV channels over talk shows that disparaged the lifestyles of a transgender and a gay athlete as…