Posts tagged: Russia
A neo-Nazi Russian group has taken to social media to publicise images and videos of gay teenagers lured in on the promise of a date, before torturing them and forcing them to come out to friends and family on video.
I DON’T CARE WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT ARE YOU DOING ON MY BLOG BUT YOU HAVE REBLOG THIS. I just don’t care. It’s time to boycott Russian Olimpics and don’t buy Russian vodka.
Here is a link to a petition asking to have Coca-Cola, Visa, Procter&Gamble, Samsung, and Panasonic pull their Sponsorship of the 2014 Olympics that will be hosted in Russia, where LGBT athletes, coaches, activists, and fans might not be safe.
Even foreigners can be arrested in Russia now because of Putin’s anti-gay laws. This shit is serious and fucking archaic. Not only that, but the built up homophobia and hatred that has turned to violence is just atrocious.
Beslan, North Ossetia. September 5, 2004. On 1 September 2004, a group of armed rebels took over 1,000 children and adults hostage at School Number One in the town of Beslan. The standoff lasted three days. On the third day, Russian forces stormed the building with tanks and heavy weaponry. More than 330 hostages – mostly children- were killed.
President Putin used the disaster as a catalyst for a new program mobilizing the country in the fight against terrorists and strengthening the powers of the president. While Chechen separatists claimed responsibility for the siege, they blamed Russian authorities for the tragic ending.
[Credit : Yuri Kozyrev]