Topics :: Russia

Anti-Gay Neo-Nazi Russian Leader Sentenced to 5 Years

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Aug 18, 2014
The head of the Russian-based anti-gay/neo-Nazi vigilante group "Occupy Pedophilia," which reportedly abused LGBT youth after luring them via social media, was sentenced Friday to five years in a Russian penal colony.

Airport in Russia's St. Petersburg Evacuated

Tuesday Jul 29, 2014
A Russian official says the Pulkovo airport in St. Petersburg has been evacuated, reportedly because of a bomb threat.

Russian Court Says Local LGBT Group is a Spy Organization

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Jul 22, 2014
A court in St. Petersburg, Russia, ruled this week that a local LGBT organization must register as a "foreign agent," which means that the group is a spy operation.

Lesbian Couple Flees Russia for Asylum in Argentina

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Jul 18, 2014
Afraid for their safety in a country with a growing antipathy toward gays, a Russian lesbian couple is now seeking asylum in Argentina for themselves and their teenage son.

AP Source: Missile Took Down Jet in Ukraine

Friday Jul 18, 2014
American intelligence authorities believe a surface-to-air missile took down a passenger jet in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, a U.S. official said. It is not yet known if any Americans were on board the plane or who launched the strike.

Russian Lawmaker Wants to Ban 100-Ruble, Says it Will ’Harm’ Kids

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Jul 9, 2014
The 100-ruble note, worth about $3 USD has one Russian lawmaker seeing red, and calling for the level of currency to be banned on the grounds that it will turn children gay.

Russia is So Anti-Gay, FIFA World Cup Can’t Be Held There

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Jul 7, 2014
As FIFA looks at Russia to host the 2018 World Cup, officials are concerned that the nation is so homophobic, it won’t jibe with FIFA’s stated mission to fight discrimination at the World Cup.

Fancy Footwear Leads Russian Orthodox Priest to Slam World Cup as a Gay ’Abomination’

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Jul 7, 2014
A Russian Orthodox priest slammed FIFA’s World Cup football (soccer) competition currently playing out in Brazil, claiming the sporting event is a "homosexual abomination" because the athletes wear brightly colored shoes.

Putin Won’t Meet With Elton John to Talk Gay Rights

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Jul 2, 2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin won’t talk with Sir Elton John about gay rights since Kremlin officials say they did not receive an official invitation from the pop star.

Demi Lovato’s Pride Performance Irks Mother Russia

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Jul 2, 2014
Pop star Demi Lovato riled up a number of Russians after her New York Pride performance on Sunday.