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St Petersburg bans ‘homosexual propaganda’

March 13, 2012

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Russian city is fourth to adopt anti-gay legislation as politicians and Orthodox Church push for laws to apply nationwide Miriam Elder in Moscowguardian.co.uk, Monday 12 March 2012 A Russian police officer detains a man dressed in a bridal gown during a gay rights protest in Moscow. Photograph: Denis Sinyakov/Reuters Twenty years after homosexuality was decriminalised […]

Femen, four years of activism in pictures

February 24, 2012

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Founded in Kiev in 2008, Femen first became known for its Flash against sex tourism events in the country. “The Ukraine is not a brothel!”, they say in 2008, disguised as prostitutes, independence square. Credits: AFP/SERGEI SUPINSKY In February 2010, to protest against the “rape” of democracy in Ukraine, several activists burst into the polling […]

Feminist punk band Pussy Riot take revolt to the Kremlin

February 4, 2012

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Anonymous band with provocative anti-Putin lyrics – who have become a symbol of Russian youth’s discontent – are preparing for their next surprise performance Miriam Elder in Moscow guardian.co.uk, Thursday 2 February 2012 Members of Pussy Riot perform on a platform in front of St Basil’s Cathedral in Red Square, Moscow. Photograph: Anna Artemeva/AFP/Getty Images […]

Feminist punk band Pussy Riot take revolt to the Kremlin

February 4, 2012

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Anonymous band with provocative anti-Putin lyrics – who have become a symbol of Russian youth’s discontent – are preparing for their next surprise performance Miriam Elder in Moscow guardian.co.uk, Thursday 2 February 2012 Members of Pussy Riot perform on a platform in front of St Basil’s Cathedral in Red Square, Moscow. Photograph: Anna Artemeva/AFP/Getty Images […]