Tag Archives: Russia

Moscow Pride Banned Again

One month after the city of Moscow granted permission for the city’s first authorized gay pride event in years, that ruling has been revoked. The reasons given by the deputy mayor of Moscow, Ludmila Shvetsova, is because of “the impossibility to provide security” – and a high number of letters of protests received by the City Hall against this event. …

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Moscow Pride Wins City Approval

For first time since 2006, Moscow city officials have approved a gay pride event. Last October the European Court of Human Rights ruled that Moscow had acted illegally when banning previous pride events. Those bannings came at the demand of anti-gay former Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov, who left office last year. “The Moscow government told the Moscow gay pride parade …

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Russia, Arab League, African Union Condemn Allied Air Strikes On Libya

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Eurovision: Russia’s Alexej Vorobjov

Not terrible. Instantly forgettable.

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RUSSIA: Gay Condom Ads Launch

(Via – Towleroad)

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RUSSIA: Suicide Bomber Kills Dozens, Injures Over 100 At Moscow Airport

A reported suicide bombing at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport today has killed dozens and left more than 100 injured. Russian news agencies, citing witnesses, said airport halls were filled with smoke, so much so that it was difficult to count the number of dead. International arrivals were being diverted to nearby, according to local media reports. The explosion occurred at 4:32 …

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Pravda Calls Sarah Palin A Traitor To USA

Russia’s Pravda newspaper is blasting Sarah Palin as an unpatriotic traitor to the ideals of America because she has advocated what the paper characterizes as “cyber terrorism” to bring down WikiLeaks. She turns not only against the fibre and backbone of her country, but against its democratically-elected President, accusing him of being incompetent for not stopping Wikileaks. Where was she …

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Walk Like A Boss

The latest “thing” on YouTube seems to be people risking death from super-high places. All of these clips make my nuts ache.

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Less Spam? Thank Russia

Russian authorities have shut down a single scamster who was estimated to be responsible for 20% of all the spam on the internet. You may not have noticed, but since late last month, the world supply of Viagra ads and other e-mail spam has dropped by an estimated one-fifth. With 200 billion spam messages in circulation each day, there is …

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RUSSIA: Moscow’s Anti-Gay Mayor Fired By President Dmitri Medvedev

Yesterday the president of Russia fired Moscow’s Mayor Yuri Luhzkov, who has described gays as “satanic,” blocked gay pride parades, and has been the subject of numerous protests by LGBT activists, including one just a few days ago. The firing, however, had nothing to do with Luhzkov’s bigotry. Officially, the Kremlin attributed Mr. Medvedev’s decision to his “loss of trust” …

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VIDEO: Russian Activists Arrested At Protest Over Moscow’s Anti-Gay Mayor

Eight Russian LGBT activists, including Moscow Pride head Nikolai Alexeyev, were arrested yesterday at a protest rally outside the office of Moscow’s anti-gay mayor. At least eight protesters were arrested when police moved in to disperse the rally outside the mayor’s office. Among them was Russia’s best-known gay rights campaigner, Nikolai Alexeyev, who accused security agents of abducting him last …

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Russian Activist Nikolai Alekseev Detained By Police Over Gay Pride Complaints

Noted Russian LGBT activist Nikolai Alekseev was taken away by authorities yesterday he attempted to board a flight to Geneva. According to Alekseev, Russia’s government is angry over a complaint he filed with the European Court Of Human Rights over Moscow’s five year old ban on gay pride events. Officials are also demanding that he call off a picket of …

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Messiah Cat Haz Arisen

(Via – Copyranter)

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Russian Bookies Want That Octopus

Russian bookmakers have offered €100,000 for Paul the Octopus, who accurately predicted the winners of six consecutive World Cup matches. “100,000 euros (about $129,800) was our starting price,” Oleg Zhuravsky, co-owner of Liga Stavok — “Bet League” in Russian — told CNN. He said the offer could be increased if need be — “We are bookmakers, after all.” Paul currently …

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RUSSIA: Police Arrest Activists At St. Petersburg Pride Rally

Five activists were arrested today at small gay pride rally staged in St. Petersburg, Russia. About two dozen gay and lesbian activists gathered in the tourist-packed courtyard of one of the world’s most famous museums, founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great, carrying banners and chanting “Homophobia is the country’s shame.” One of the organisers, Maria Efremenkova, said the Russian …

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Sweden Ranked Most Gay-Friendly Nation In Europe, Russia Finishes Last

The IGLA-Europe (European Region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association) has ranked Sweden as the continent’s most gay-friendly nation. Via Rex Wockner @ Pink Paper: The new edition of the group’s Rainbow Europe Country Index says Sweden is the only European nation that passes all the group’s tests in areas such as anti-discrimination protections, recognition of …

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MOSCOW: Activists Defy Police, Stage Two Small “Flash” Pride Parades

Although the mayor of Moscow has banned gay pride parades for the last five years, today activists defied riot police and staged two small “flash” parades without incident. Strategic planning by the activists managed to keep the events below the radar of anti-gay nationalists and neo-nazis. For once. Two Gay Pride parades were held without arrests in Moscow on Saturday, …

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Moscow Pride Banned By Mayor

For the fifth year in a row, Moscow Mayor Yury Lushkov has banned gay pride. Not unexpectedly, the homophobic Mayor of Moscow, Yury Luzhkov, has banned the march planned in Russian capital as part of Moscow Pride on May 29. It is the fifth successive year that the Mayor, who infamously described Gay Pride parades a “satanic happenings”, has invoked …

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Gay Patriot Hacked?

JMG reader Russ tips us that it appears that homocon site Gay Patriot has been hacked today. The top post on the quite discombobulated site now features a message in Russian and a link to an Eastern European straight porn site. (No link as I’m getting a virus warning there.) A fresh wave of hack attacks on LGBT sites began …

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Melee In Ukraine’s Parliament

Ukraine’s parliament dissolved into fistfights, smoke bombs, and egg throwing as members argued over allowing Russia to extend their lease on a Ukrainian naval base. And you thought our health care debate was tough.

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