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1 in 5 Russians want gays and lesbians ‘eliminated,’ survey finds Elizabeth Kuhr Nearly 1 in 5 Russians want to “eliminate” gay and lesbian people from society, according to a new survey, a finding that has incited fear and anger among LGBTQ activists in the country. “There is this feeling you are targeted, and that 18 percent believe I should be eliminated is just awful,” said Svetlana Zakharova, an out lesbian living in St. Petersburg. “It was very emotional.” The survey, published this week by the Levada Center, a nongovernmental research organi
St Petersburg metro explosions kill ten At least 10 people have been killed in explosions at underground stations in St Petersburg, Russian media report. The Tass and Interfax agencies reported the blasts hit the Sennaya Ploshchad and nearby Institute of Technology stations in the centre of the city. Images posted on social media showed a carriage in Sennaya station with its doors blown out with casualties nearby. Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is in the city, has been informed, Russian media say. The cause of the explosions is not yet known. http://www
The Pope and head of the Russian Orthodox Church release statement against gay marriage Feb. 13, 2016 The Pope and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church have released a joint statement condemning same-sex marriage. The statement, consisting of 30 points, holds wide-reaching significance for Catholics and followers of the Orthodox Church. The main message of the statement seems to be the reconciliation of the Orthodox and Catholic churches. However, as well as a coming together of the two denominations, the statement condemns war in the middle east an
Since Nick Symmonds is the only athlete at the 2013 championships in Moscow who talked about LGBT rights and anti gay laws in Russia and NO media is talking about this we should put pressure on russian government before the Olympic games there. Let's remember Madonna's words on the subject on stage in St Petersburg in august 2012. Let's spread her words on our Facebook pages and protest this infamy ! Let's not forget how LGBT people in Russia are beaten, harassed and discriminated for being gay, lesbian, bi or transgender. Let's support them ! http://youtu.be/XD8q5o9FsDs