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Nikolai Alekseev

Gang Found Guilty of Killing Gay Men Sentenced in... Moscow?

Innokenty (Kes) Grekov | Posted 04.26.2014 | Crime
Innokenty (Kes) Grekov

Although hate crime provisions weren't applied in this case -- and, truth be told, won't be applied in any case tried in Russia any time soon -- the punishment for the gang is severe. The murder charges do carry aggravating circumstances and were appropriately applied in this case.

St. Petersburg Approves 'Gay Promotion' Bill Banning Pride Events And LGBT Organizations

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

International lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates are crying foul after the Russian city of St. Petersburg yesterday approv...

WATCH: LGBT Group Slams Russia's 'Gay Propaganda' Law Proposal

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A Russian lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) film festival has released a haunting ad condemning a proposed bill prohibiting the distributi...

Curtis M. Wong

Russian Gay Activist Continues Tour Amidst Allegations Of Anti-Semitism | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW YORK - Nikolai Alekseev has been called many things in his lifetime, but easily intimidated isn't one of them. Though he is known globally as the ...

How Russian Gay Activists Outwitted the Secret Police

Andy Thayer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Thayer

Russian gays and lesbians accomplished their most successful Pride yet -- a highly visible event with lots of press coverage, no arrests and no beatings, despite government bans and a police dragnet.

Russian Gays' Courage Contrasts With the Shame of Western Embassies

Andy Thayer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Thayer

The contrast between Western official attitudes towards Pride in most of Eastern Europe versus that in Russia and Belarus, a country tightly allied with Russia, could not be starker.

While Russian Gov't Bigots Seem Steadfast, the Ground Is Shifting Beneath Them

Andy Thayer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Thayer

On the eve of two of his court dates and a press conference later today, I had the opportunity to sit down with the city's principal gay organizer, Nikolai Alekseev.