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RUSSIAN FEDERATION

Male to Male relationships: Legal
Punishments for male to male relationships: No law
Female to Female Relationships: Legal
Age of consent: Equal for heterosexuals and homosexuals
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: No law
Gay or lesbian able to serve in the armed forces: Yes

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Are you LGBTI? We want to hear from you! Help us inform other users of the site with your views on this country. Below is a random question about this country. If it is relevant to you please answer it.

Have you had problems obtaining treatment for HIV/AIDS or STD/STIs in RUSSIAN FEDERATION?

The majority of people visiting this site have said No

Yes, there is no access prevention (25%) Yes, access to prevention is limited (25%) Yes, getting prevention is stigmatized (0 %) No (50%)

The Your Stories section is all about you! Please take a minute to tell visitors of the ILGA website about what LGBTI life is like in reality. Please submit your personal story and share your experience!

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Readers Experiences

This is what people are saying about life for LGBTI people in RUSSIAN FEDERATION...
posted for readers on 09/02/2013
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I live in a small Republic in the Russian Federation. All the time I was gay. I always liked men, I felt like a woman. I have 2 times tried to be a normal man, but it did not work. Now I'm 42 years old. I'm successful, I have my name, people I know, as a good specialist in the field of public relations and journalism. But all the time I perceived as gay, probably because I'm in a sense feminine. I can for him not to notice, but it is so. In Russia adopt a law on the promotion of homosexuality. Mainly it is the fault of those who are putting herself out and behave ugly. I would have no problems, if I had about me not written in Newspapers, 't joking and would not write online diaries. Now I do not take the job. Some employers say: we will not take, because You are gay. To me it is impossible to live a normal life, can't marry her, because I don't want. Why I will torment of another person. Our community has been tolerant to such as I, from my relatives turned away from the publications in the newspaper. I wanted to kill myself, but I read that in Canada there is a village of gay men. To move to me there or in another similar village. I have lived there quietly, because then I can kill. I'm not afraid of death, but I wish to live more. Don't know why I write, but most have no strength.
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posted for readers on 09/02/2013
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I live in a small Republic in the Russian Federation. All the time I was gay. I always liked men, I felt like a woman. I have 2 times tried to be a normal man, but it did not work. Now I'm 42 years old. I'm successful, I have my name, people I know, as a good specialist in the field of public relations and journalism. But all the time I perceived as gay, probably because I'm in a sense feminine. I can for him not to notice, but it is so. In Russia adopt a law on the promotion of homosexuality. Mainly it is the fault of those who are putting herself out and behave ugly. I would have no problems, if I had about me not written in Newspapers, 't joking and would not write online diaries. Now I do not take the job. Some employers say: we will not take, because You are gay. To me it is impossible to live a normal life, can't marry her, because I don't want. Why I will torment of another person. Our community has been tolerant to such as I, from my relatives turned away from the publications in the newspaper. I wanted to kill myself, but I read that in Canada there is a village of gay men. To move to me there or in another similar village. I have lived there quietly, because then I can kill. I'm not afraid of death, but I wish to live more. Don't know why I write, but most have no strength.
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