Recently the UN Human Rights Committee has published the list of questions to the Seventh Periodic Report submitted by the Russian Federation in November 2012. Many questions are devoted to the situation of LGBT community in Russia and especially to the case of the attack on LGBT activists in the community center LaSky in November 2013.


In February 2014, Russian LGBT-Network launched a new program to support the survivors of hate crimes against lesbians, gays, and bisexual and transgender people, and to LGBT activists suffered because of their activities. As a part of this program, the Network provides legal, psychological, financial and other kinds of help.


We have already reported about the professor of Northern (Arctic) Federal University (N(A)FU), Oleg Kluenkov, who was under the pressure because of his LGBT-activism. Today he was fired because of the alleged “absenteeism”.



KISS OFF! is a global initiative created by multimedia artist Danielle 'DMo' Oke of the creative hub DMoArtWorlds. During the week of June 28 to July 4, 2014 people around the world are encouraged to share a photo or vine video of a same-sex kiss in the name of love, equality and human rights. It is a creative way to challenge societal homophobia and bring awareness to the persecutions people face because of their sexual orientation and identity. Let's use art to educate and unite!


The first Russian Open LGBT Games were held in Moscow from the 26th of February to the 2nd of March. In this event, organized by the federation of LGBT-Sports with the support of the coalition of the Russian LGBT Organizations, 330 athletes from eleven countries participated. From the very first day, organizers and participants were faced with attempts to disrupt the Games. Pressure was administered with the involvement of police forces, the Federal Migration Service and Moscow authorities.


Russian authorities' decision on possible military intervention in Ukraine is still not supported by any convincing evidence of the existence of serious threats to the Russian Federation or to the civilian population of Ukraine, which would require serious measures such as bringing of troops to the territory of a sovereign state. This decision caused a threat of an aggressive war.