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Added on: 06/28/2020
06/27/2020
Russian police on Saturday detained more than 30 people, most of them women, who were staging separate one-person protests in central Moscow against charges of spreading pornography…

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Added on: 06/24/2020
06/23/2020
Russia seems to have recognised a gay marriage unknowingly. The claim surfaced after the send a tax return to a prominent LGBT rights activist who had married…

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Added on: 06/23/2020
06/22/2020
Two terrified boys are forced out of a car by members of a gang who taunt them with the question: “Were you kissing?” A paving stone is…

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Added on: 06/17/2020
06/16/2020
Much progress has been made in attitudes towards sexual equality and gender identity – but in many places a dramatic backlash by conservative forces has followed. On…

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Added on: 06/11/2020
06/10/2020
Authorities in Far East Russia charged an LGBT rights activist with distributing pornography for posting drawings of vaginas on social media, the activist told Russian media Tuesday….

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Added on: 06/06/2020
As far as storyboards go, the advert was as inept as it was crass. The year is 2035. Two gay men are in the process of adopting…

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Added on: 06/04/2020
06/03/2020
An online video suggesting Russians back constitutional reform or see gay couples win adoption rights was taken down by YouTube on Wednesday after LGBT+ groups said it…

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Added on: 06/03/2020
A Russian media group linked to a close associate of President Vladimir Putin has produced an antigay political ad ahead of a vote on constitutional amendments that…

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Added on: 06/01/2020
05/31/2020
Family members are often the main perpetrators of abuse against lesbians, bisexual women and transgender people, according to a major global report published on Monday. The study…

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Added on: 05/26/2020
Oscar-nominated Russian producer Alexander Rodnyansky has announced a new television series based on the real-life story of a group of LGBT activists who visited the Soviet Union…

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Added on: 05/10/2020
The Russian Imperial Movement (RIM), a white supremacist group based in St. Petersburg, is increasingly expanding its outreach beyond Russia through the establishment of transnational networks with…

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Added on: 04/22/2020
04/21/2020
The city of Norilsk is located above the Arctic Circle in Russia’s north. With just under 200,000 inhabitants, it’s known as a harsh, industrial place, its history…

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Added on: 04/21/2020
04/20/2020
Almost one in five Russians believe that LGBT people should be “eliminated,” according to the results of a new independent Levada Center poll. The figures showed 18%…

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Added on: 04/16/2020
Many governments across Eastern Europe and Central Asia have pursued an “extensive offensive” against human rights, deploying draconian tactics and tools of the state to suppress protests,…

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Added on: 04/08/2020
04/07/2020
“I feel that today there are so many invisible female political prisoners: mothers, wives – women who bear an incredible burden thanks to political trials,” says Russian…

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Added on: 03/30/2020
03/30/2020
Police officers armed with plastic pipes in Russia’s republic of Chechnya are patrolling the streets to observe compliance with the region’s coronavirus quarantine, Russian media reported this…

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Added on: 03/25/2020
03/24/2020
A lesbian artist has spent months under house arrest and is facing fines and six years jail, just for publishing innocent images in Russia. Yulja Tsvetkova faces…

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Added on: 03/15/2020
03/14/2020
In a dance studio tucked away off a Moscow side street, a couple dozen people are working on their tango. While the footwork is their focus, the…

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Added on: 03/14/2020
03/12/2020
Yulia Tsvetkova posted delicate drawings and embroidered images of vulvas on a social media page called “Vagina Monologues” that she hoped would help lift the taboo on…

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Added on: 03/07/2020
03/06/2020
Dilovar moved to Russia from Tajikistan a decade ago hoping for a better life but he contracted HIV and now lives with the threat of deportation and…

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Added on: 03/04/2020
03/03/2020
President Vladimir V. Putin has proposed a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in what political analysts suggest is an effort to raise turnout for a constitutional referendum…

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Added on: 02/29/2020
02/28/2020
A prominent Chechen blogger and critic of the region’s leader Ramzan Kadyrov has survived a suspected assassination attempt after fighting off a man he said attacked him…

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Added on: 02/14/2020
02/13/2020
President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Russia would not legalise gay marriage as long as he was in the Kremlin. He made clear he would not allow…

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Added on: 02/08/2020
02/08/2020
A Moscow jury has acquitted a man accused of killing a gay man last year, the LGBT rights group Stimul reported Thursday. Security cameras captured 40-year-old Roman…

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Added on: 02/06/2020
02/05/2020
The number of hate crimes against members of Russia’s LGBT community increased in 2019, according to an annual report by the prominent SOVA Center nonprofit, which tracks…

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Added on: 02/06/2020
An LGBT activist fled southern Russia for the Netherlands after facing threats of prosecution from law enforcement and retribution from conservative vigilantes, she said in an interview…

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Added on: 01/26/2020
01/25/2020
In documentaries, anonymous sources have often been reduced to a shadowy, voice-distorted figure — or worse, a pixelated blur. But a new documentary premiering Sunday at the…

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Added on: 01/23/2020
01/22/2020
Israel and Russia signed an adoption agreement on Wednesday, after a decade of negotiations, stipulating that same-sex couples may not adopt children from Russia. The countries finalized…

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Added on: 01/23/2020
A young woman from Russia’s conservative republic of Chechnya is seeking criminal charges against her parents, one of their acquaintances and a psychiatric clinic for allegedly torturing…

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Added on: 01/15/2020
Repression escalated in Russia during 2019 as the government answered rising civic and political activism with bans, repressive laws, and showcase prosecutions, Human Rights Watch said today…