Friday May 17
Global Voices Online
In Wake of Brutal Murder, Bloggers Question Roots of Russian Homophobia
This post is part of RuNet Echo, a Global Voices project to interpret the Russian language internet.
Thu May 16, 2013
St. Petersburg LGBT Activists To Test 'Propaganda Law' With Tolerance Event
When Moscow authorities this week rejected an application to hold a gay-rights event later this month, it didn't raise eyebrows considering the city's long record of hostility to LGBT events.
Russia: Investigate Homophobic Motivation for Killing
Tue May 14, 2013
Moscow Refuses to Authorize Gay Pride Parade
A Russian gay rights activist stands in front of Russian State Duma building on January 22, 2013 after being punched during a protest in Moscow.
The St. Petersburg Times
Homophobic Killing Sparks Outrage
The brutal killing of a gay man in the southern city of Volgograd has sparked outrage among Russia's LGBT community, with activists calling authorities 'accomplices' in the killing for stigmatizing sexual minorities.
After Brutal Murder, Gay Activists Struggle to Highlight Russia's Rampant Homophobia
The 23-year-old man brutally tortured and killed in the Russian town of Volgograd over the weekend has been identified as Vladislav Tornovoi.
Mon May 13, 2013
Russian man is tortured and killed for being gay
THEY beat him, stabbed him, and tried to set him on fire. Then they crushed his head with a heavy stone.
First Photo Emerges of Gay Russian Man Killed in Horrific Murder
This is reportedly the first image to emerge of Vladislav Tornovoi , the 23-year-old Russian man who was tortured, raped, and murdered over the weekend in the southern city of Volgograd after his acquaintances learned he was gay: In an murder which has sparked outrage across Russia and overseas, the young man's face was smashed with a rock and was ... (more)
The Miami Herald
2 Russians arrested for brutal homophobic killing
Investigators say a 23-year-old Russian man was brutally beaten and left to die by his companions after drunkenly telling them he was gay.
Sun May 12, 2013
Gay Russian raped, skull bashed in
A 23-year-old man has been tortured to death in Russia in an apparent homophobic attack, investigators said on Sunday, amid growing fears by rights groups that anti-gay sentiments are on the rise in the country.
Sat May 11, 2013
Farmington Daily Times
Killing in Russia adds to concerns over treatment of gays
An apparent homophobic killing has increased concerns among Russian activists about prejudice against gays, which they fear will be encouraged by a bill banning homosexual "propaganda". The body of a 23-year-old man was found in the courtyard of an apartment building in the southern city of Volgograd early on Friday with multiple wounds including ... (more)
Fri May 10, 2013
Suspected Fake Train Bomb Threat Caller Detained in Russia
A man is suspected of making a false bomb threat call to police because he was afraid to miss a train bound to south Russia from Moscow, the Russian Interior Ministry reported.
Tue May 07, 2013
Cross-Russia Victory Day motor rally finishes in Vladivostok
Participants of a motor rally dedicated to the Victory Day reached the finish line in Vladivostok Tuesday to join celebrations for the anniversary of the surrender of Nazi Germany .
Thu May 02, 2013
Russia Beyond the Headlines
Unions, bloggers, lonely girls rallied in Russia on Labor Day
Hundreds of thousands of people rallied across Russia on Wednesday to mark Labor Day with events ranging from Soviet-style state-endorsed marches to campaigns for promotion of European techno and single ladies' rights.
Tue Apr 30, 2013
Police Reveal $1 Mln Caspian Highway Fraud
MOSCOW, April 30 Police have detained four suspects accused of embezzling 31 million rubles of budget funds allocated for the maintenance of the Caspian Highway, the Interior Ministry said on Tuesday.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
Victory Steam Train Arrives in Volgograd
On April 28, people in the Russian city of Volgograd welcomed the Pobeda steam train.
Thu Apr 25, 2013
Still believe western media is objective?
Well after having a multi-hour interview followed up by numerous phone calls to clear up all of my opinions, despite all that effort, the Wall Street Journal has completely misrepresented me, in what I personally believe to be a hit piece.