Russian Riot Police Raid Gay Club Amid Crackdown On ‘LGBT Movement’

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12/12/2023

Russian riot police raided an LGBT club in Yekaterinburg less than two weeks after Russia’s Supreme Court banned the activities of the “international LGBT movement” — which legally does not exist — in the country. Dozens of visitors were detained while police recorded their personal information. Similar raids were carried out in Moscow clubs in early December, while St. Petersburg’s oldest gay club shuttered its doors.

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