A masterpiece of anachronism. Valery Panyushkin on the banned books list [Spektr.press]

25 February 2024 by Valery Panyushkin Source: Spektr.press  Had anyone told Netochka Nezvanova that she was a lesbian or Plato that he was gay, they would each have been very…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek on Xenophobia: Stupidity Without Borders

5 December 2023 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Radio Svoboda The Russian Supreme Court’s decision to deem the nonexistent “international LGBT movement” extremist is absurd in form but natural and explicable…

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Stealing the rainbow. Ilya Shablinsky — on the how Russia’s battle against the “international LGBT movement” resembles death throes

1 December 2023 By Ilya Shablinsky Source: Spektr.press Spitting on sexual minorities is a much-loved entertainment of dictators. It is a relatively inexpensive means of gaining popularity with certain groups…

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“I sleep and howl”: Founder of Centre for Assistance to Trangender People has left Russia [OVD-Info]

Yan Dvorkin. Photo source: https://centre-t.ru/yan_dvorkin 29 November 2023 Transcribed by Galya Sova Source: OVD-Info Yan Dvorkin, the director and founder of Centre-T, stayed in his beloved Moscow until the very…

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Leonid Niktinsky: Chuichenko and the gay community – on the tragic and comical nature of the suit filed by the Ministry of Justice with the Supreme Court

18 November 2023 by Leonid Nikitinsky Source: Novaya gazeta The initiative of the Ministry of Justice, which filed an administrative suit with the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation to…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: Sexual Ignorance of the Russian Government

12 December 2022 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Vot-Tak.TV In Russia, they are to cease issuing certificates to films containing materials ‘promoting non-traditional sexual relationships or preferences, paedophilia or sex change.’…

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OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 281: Ever more restrictions

26 November 2022 OVD-Info is a Moscow-based NGO that monitors politically-motivated arrests and prosecutions in Russia. Each week OVD-Info publishes a bulletin with the latest news, which is translated here. To receive…

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Quote for the Week: ‘We, the undersigned Russian and international human rights organization condemn the escalating attacks against Russian LGBT Network, its leadership and partners.’

Week-ending 19 November 2021 'We, the undersigned Russian and international human rights organizations condemn the escalating attacks against Russian LGBT Network, its leadership and partners. We call on the Russian…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Brothers Ismail Isaev and Salekh Magamadov are political prisoners

13 September 2021 Two young Chechens who criticized the authorities on the Internet were abducted and forced to publicly repent. After leaving Chechnya, they were detained in Nizhny Novgorod on…

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