Three months before Russia's parliament unanimously passed a federal law banning the propaganda of "non-traditional relationships" — that is, same-sex ones — the bill's sponsor went on the country's most respected interview show to explain her reasoning. Mizulina heads the Duma's committee for family, women, and children and has become the stern face of Russia's campaign against gays. But she would never call it that. Russia's new laws — banning same-sex foreign couples from adopting Russian children in addition to banning LGBT advocacy — are part of the country's very search for survival, according to her.
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The Sochi Winter Olympics opening ceremony referenced prominent gay Russians from the field of literature, ballet, music and film — including Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Vaslav Nijinsky and Sergei Eisenstein. Channel 4 News lists below six, of the many, gay Russians that Vladimir Putin should be proud of:. The 19th century composer, mentioned in the Sochi opening ceremony, is a household name across the world for works including the Overture and his Romeo and Juliet composition, the ballets Swan Lake, the Nutcracker and The Sleeping Beauty, and opera such as Eugene Onegin. Despite long being regarded as historical fact that Tchaikovsky was gay, the Russian culture minister recently denied this was the case.
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Home Destinations Europe Russia. For the video of this song, the two band members, Lena Katina and Julia Volkova, were running around in the rain dressed in schoolgirl outfits and kissing, making out in the rain. Obviously the band were quite successfully! But despite this, the very fact that such a public homosexual image was being shown and accepted across Russian society in the early s speaks volumes about attitudes to LGBTQ in Russian society….