Russia

Global News

Added on: 08/05/2021
08/04/2021
MOSCOW, Aug 4 (Reuters) – A Russian family with gay members that featured in an advert for a high-end food retailer has left the country after receiving…

Global News

Added on: 07/18/2021
7/18/21
A print shop in Russia reportedly refused to print BTS banners for a K-pop-themed café, insisting they were “gay propaganda” that would turn children into “perverts”. According…

Global News

Added on: 07/14/2021
Reacting to the news that the European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Russia is in violation of the European Convention on Human Rights by not…

Global News

Added on: 07/14/2021
Reacting to the news that the European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Russia is in violation of the European Convention on Human Rights by not…

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Added on: 07/07/2021
In a victory for a transgender parent’s right to maintain contact with her children, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on July 6 that Russia’s denial…

Global News

Added on: 07/06/2021
07/05/2021
MOSCOW, July 5 – A high-end Russian food retailer has angered both gay rights campaigners and opponents by running and then apologizing for an ad that included…

Global News

Added on: 07/02/2021
07/01/2021
Russian organic food retailer VkusVill has featured an LGBT family in its new promotional material this week, defying the country’s law against “gay propaganda toward minors.” As…

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Added on: 07/01/2021
06/30/2021
Russian band Sansara on Tuesday released a pro-LGBT video for their single “We Will Become Better.” The video is about “two people who love each other but…

World Voices

Added on: 06/26/2021
Alturi Contributor
What led to the founding of QueerFest? Ruslan Savolainen [R]: Everything started in 2008 when the LGBT group “Coming Out” appeared in Russia; it was one of…

World Voices

Added on: 06/26/2021
Alturi Contributor
How did you initially become involved in activism? What led you to join the Resource Center for LGBT [people] in Yekaterinburg? There is one answer to both…

Global News

Added on: 06/22/2021
06/21/2021
When Lisa Androshina threw her first lesbian party in Moscow in 2017, she had low expectations. “We wanted to just gather with our friends and just listen…

Global News

Added on: 06/03/2021
05/02/2021
The St. Petersburg Central District Prosecutor’s Office has withdrawn a claim seeking to block the website of the advocacy group Russian LGBT Network, due to a lack…

Global News

Added on: 05/31/2021
05/30/2021
The Walt Disney Company has been put on notice by communications regulators in Russia over a short film that is available on the conglomerate’s Disney Plus streaming…

Global News

Added on: 05/02/2021
A Russian LGBT activist and artist has declared a hunger strike to protest the proceedings of her closed-door trial on pornography charges. Yulia Tsvetkova’s trial began on…

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Added on: 04/29/2021
04/29/2021
Authorities in Russia’s republic of Chechnya have granted state protection to two gay men facing threats of familial “honor killings” after they were forcibly returned to their…

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Added on: 04/28/2021
A court in northwestern Russia is set to deliver its verdict on April 28 in the case against an activist accused of “distributing pornography” for sharing a…

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Added on: 04/19/2021
04/18/2021
Five officials from the inner circle of Chechnya’s autocratic leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, are the subject of a criminal complaint in Germany for crimes against humanity, in a…

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Added on: 04/12/2021
04/11/2021
Russian president Vladimir Putin has put a ban on same-sex marriage and transgender adoptions, in a huge blow for LGBTQ+ rights. Putin officially changed the country’s constitution…

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Added on: 04/06/2021
Russia’s premier documentary film festival has pulled a movie about a gay MMA fighter from Chechnya from its lineup after receiving threats over it. “Silent Voice” tells…

Global News

Added on: 04/04/2021
An LGBT+ social media page followed by tens of thousands of queer Russians and allies blocked by authorities has vowed to continue fighting for equality. The Alliance…

Global News

Added on: 04/02/2021
04/01/2021
April 1, 2021, marks four years since the world at large was first made aware of Chechnya’s gay purge — atrocities committed against LGBTQ people within the…

Global News

Added on: 03/24/2021
03/23/2021
Chechen authorities have detained dozens of relatives of two gay men who were forcibly returned to the southern Russian region to face terrorism charges, a rights group…

Global News

Added on: 03/08/2021
03/07/2021
With Russia’s population expected to decline by 30 million over the next decade, the question of how to raise the birth rate dominated discussions on Thursday (4…

Global News

Added on: 02/27/2021
2/26/21
A court ruled this week that it was legal for Russian police to kidnap two gay men who escaped Chechnya after facing persecution under its anti-LGBTQ+ crackdown….

Alturi Blog

Added on: 02/26/2021
Alexander Champeau
Alturi Contributor
The Early Story: Torture and Escape Per a joint statement by Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and a few other human rights NGOs, Ismail and Salekh had been detained…

Global News

Added on: 02/11/2021
For 48 hours, a panicked phone call and ransacked apartment were the only clues; a sign that something was desperately wrong. David Isteyev, the Russian LGBT Network…

Global News

Added on: 02/10/2021
02/09/2021
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian film director Andrei Fenochka says his online series about queer young people is important for LGBTQ people in a country that bans gay…

Global News

Added on: 02/09/2021
02/08/2021
Chechnya has opened a terrorism investigation into two gay men who fled the region last year but were arrested near Moscow last week and forcibly returned. The…

Global News

Added on: 02/07/2021
The Russian LGBT Network has warned that two young gay men from Chechnya who were seized in Nizhny Novgorod and driven by car back to the North…

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Added on: 02/05/2021
Russian police have allegedly detained two gay men who escaped from the republic of Chechnya and handed them over to authorities in their home region, the Russian…