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Daria Litvinova

Bombs and blasphemy: the risks of watching gay art in Russia

Nov 05 2019

MOSCOW (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Whenever the play "Out of the Closet" is performed, Russian drama company Teatr.Doc has to take extra precautions: the audiences' passports are checked to ensure everyone is at least 18 and the process is filmed to prove the law has been followed.

FEATURE-Masked men and murder: vigilantes terrorise LGBT+ Russians

Sep 24 2019

MOSCOW, Sept 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Receiving photos of mutilated bodies with the warning "you're next" rattled gay rights activist Nikita Tomilov but when he saw surveillance men outside his home, he fled Russia for good.

Kazakh teens enslaved in Russia as sisters, leave as mothers

Feb 27 2019

SHYMKENT, Kazakhstan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The story of 30-year-old Fatima Musabayeva, a Kazakh survivor of modern-day slavery, appears to have a happy ending.

Russia urged to investigate reports of LGBT+ crackdown in Chechnya

Jan 15 2019

MOSCOW (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The European Parliament urged Russia on Tuesday to investigate claims LGBT+ people in Chechnya are being detained and tortured, following reports of a fresh crackdown in the region.

Female circumcision in Moscow clinic sparks 'complete shock'

Nov 27 2018

MOSCOW (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Moscow clinic which says it performs female genital cutting came under fire on Tuesday as campaigners called for it to be prosecuted for carrying out the harmful practice.

LGBT+ people erased from books in Russia with 'gay propaganda' law

Nov 06 2018

MOSCOW (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - "Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls", a bestselling children's book featuring 100 stories of prominent women, was published in Russia this year - but with one story missing.

LGBT+ people erased from books in Russia with 'gay propaganda' law

Nov 06 2018

MOSCOW, Nov 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - "Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls", a bestselling children's book featuring 100 stories of prominent women, was published in Russia this year - but with one story missing.

In LGBT+ rights victory, Russian teen wins 'gay propaganda' case

Oct 26 2018

MOSCOW (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In an unexpected victory for gay rights, the first minor to be charged in Russia for promoting homosexuality won a court appeal on Friday in defense of his right to post photos on social media of men embracing.

Laundry for the homeless reveals Russian suspicion over social enterprise

Oct 25 2018

Moscow (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When social entrepreneur Daria Alexeyeva joined forces with a charity to open Moscow's first free laundry for the homeless, the last thing she expected were accusations of profiteering.

FEATURE-Arrested and harrassed, Russia's LGBT+ community fears crackdown worsening

Sep 27 2018

MOSCOW, Sept 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Living in the Netherlands, Russian doctor Pavel Stotsko and his husband have no intention of moving back to their home country.

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