Tag Archives: Ukraine

Brawl Breaks Out In Ukraine’s Parliament

Russia’s official news agency reports: “A massive brawl erupted in the Ukrainian parliament on Friday morning during a debate on a return to the 2004 Constitution, which limits presidential powers in favor of parliament. Meanwhile clashes continue in Kiev with the death toll now standing at 80.”

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NEW YORK CITY: Ukrainian Protesters Target Federal Reserve, Demand Sanctions

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EU Calls Emergency Meeting On Ukraine

Reuters reports: EU foreign ministers called an emergency meeting on Ukraine for Thursday and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said the 28-nation bloc was set to impose sanctions against those blamed for the bloodshed. “We have … made it clear that the EU will respond to any deterioration on the ground,” Barroso said in a statement. “We therefore expect …

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Ukraine On Verge Of Civil War

The New York Times reports: Mayhem gripped the center of the Ukrainian capital on Tuesday evening as riot police officers moved on protesters massed behind barriers raised throughout Independence Square, the focal point of more than two months of protests against President Viktor F. Yanukovych. As the attack began just before 8 p.m. local time, the police tried to drive …

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Ukrainian Tries To Hijack Plane To Sochi

Via Al Jazeera: A Turkish official says security forces are searching a passenger plane that landed at an Istanbul airport after a passenger claimed there was a bomb on board. Sources told Al Jazeera that the plane, which had 110 people onboard, took off from Kharhiv in Ukraine and landed in Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen Airport. The plane sent a hijack …

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Riots Rock Ukraine

Via Al Jazeera: Thousands of anti-government demonstrators have clashed for hours with riot police in Ukraine’s capital, attacking officers with sticks, stones and flares after new laws were passed to stifle protests. The protesters, many wearing hard hats and gas masks in defiance of the new legislation, also used stun grenades and fire extinguishers on officers at Sunday’s rally in …

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CUBA: Cops Arrest Gay-Bashing Russian Fugitive Maxim Martsinkevich

Fugitive Russian gay-basher Maxim Martsinkevich was arrested in Cuba today. Note that the following report is from the official Russian news agency RIA Novosti. Russia was informed by Cuban police of the arrest of Maxim Martsinkevich through Interpol, the Russian Interior Ministry said in a statement. More widely known under his nickname of Tesak, or machete, Martsinkevich was arrested in …

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Acrophobics Beware

Not acrophobia so much as idiophobia.

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Eurovision 2014: Ukraine

Ukraine is the first nation to have chosen its representative for Eurovision 2014. Utterly forgettable.

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Fugitive Russian Gay-Basher Maxim Martsinkevich Has Fled To Cuba

Wanted by Russian and Ukrainian authorities for brutally attacking and humiliating gay men and teenagers, infamous Russian gay-basher Maxim “The Cleaver” Martsinkevich has fled to Cuba. Vocativ reports: According to posts on Martsinkevich’s VKontakte social networking page, he was in Cuba as early as December 10. According to the visa agreement between Russia and Cuba, Russians are allowed to stay …

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Brawl Erupts In Georgian Parliament

The Associated Press: “Tensions gripping Ukraine spilled over into Georgia on Wednesday when a fight erupted in parliament over plans to support the Ukrainian opposition.”

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REPORT: Russian Neo-Nazis Attack Gay Contestant On Ukrainian X-Factor Show

According to a report filed by Spectrum Human Rights, the Russian anti-gay and neo-Nazi group Occupy Pedophilia has posted a video that shows the torture and humiliation of Alexander Bohun, who recently appeared on Ukraine’s version of X Factor.  A Russian news site reports that Bohun had responded to a personal ad posted on the social media site VK, only …

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Comrade Brian Brown: I’m Proud To Collaborate With Russia’s Thuggish Gov’t

As we know, hate group leaders Brian Brown and Scott Lively are conspirators in Russia’s pogrom against its own LGBT citizens. But the virulently anti-gay World Congress Of Families didn’t only meet in Moscow last week. Via press release today: On October 13, the delegation met in Kiev with representatives of parents groups from all over the country. The meeting …

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Exorcism Of The Day

Clip recap: Tanya was a 28-year-old woman who started taking drugs at age 14. She had overwhelming guilt over something that happened to her, which she confidentially shared with Bob. One thing was certain that she had a lot of demons, including Murder. The demon was so resistant that it took four strong men to drag her up to the …

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Kazaky – Touch Me

Ukraine’s stiletto-wearing hotties are back with a homoerotic dig at the TSA. It appears that the group has shed a member and is now a trio.

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Ukraine Holds First Gay Pride Event

Ukraine saw its first-ever gay pride event today in Kiev, where activists were prepared for the sort of violence seen last week in Georgia.  As you’ll see in the short clip below, there were a few frightening scuffles, but the small event concluded without injuries. Pink News reports: Despite a ban by a local court, more than a hundred LGBT …

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Human Rights Watch Names 2013 “Hall Of Shame” Anti-Gay Villains

To mark today’s International Day Against Homophobia, Human Rights Watch has posted its top four global villains in the battle for LGBT rights. Among those named is Pat Robertson’s ACLJ, which has been exporting anti-gay hate across the globe. The American Center for Law and Justice; President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia; Vadym Kolesnichenko, a member of Ukraine’s parliament; and the …

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Kazaky – Crazy Law

Dan Avery wonders if Ukraine’s famed stiletto-wearing hotties aren’t dissing Russia’s “gay propaganda” laws with this track.

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Ukraine Considers Gay Rights

Back in October, the Ukrainian Parliament overwhelmingly approved the first reading of a bill that would ban “gay propaganda.”  But final passage of that bill has since been stalled after it appeared to threaten Ukraine’s long-desired membership in the European Union.  Yesterday Ukraine flip-flopped. Ukraine’s foreign minister Leonid Kozhara stated that a law prohibiting discrimination against gays will be adopted …

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FEMEN Disrupt Speech By Pope

Yesterday topless Ukrainian activists FEMEN disrupted a Vatican City speech by the Pope by disrobing and screaming “Homophobe! Shut up!” at the little man in the window. Police moved in quickly and one woman attending the speech repeatedly smacked a protester with her umbrella. Below is FEMEN’s own video of the action, which begins with a strategy session. Cube dwellers …

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