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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ECtHR Ruling of the Week: Russia unlawfully violated LGBT+ activists’ right to protest against discriminatory “gay propaganda” bill

This week there were four judgments by the European Court of Human Rights regarding Russia, all dated 13 October 2020: Abalymov v. Russia, Krekhalev v. Russia, Sozayev and Others v.…

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Quote for the Week. Anton Belyaev: “Among my friends, I count more than a few people with LGBT pride, and many of these people have influenced my life.”

Week-ending 18 September 2020 Source: Wikipedia “Among my friends, I count more than a few people with LGBT pride, and many of these people have influenced my life. Some have…

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