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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.

Are you out at work in RUSSIAN FEDERATION? Have there been any responses to your sexual orientation at work?

The majority of people visiting this site have said Negative responses from co-workers

Negative responses from boss (25%) Negative responses from co-workers (50%) I was fired for my sexual orientation (25%) Support from boss and co-workers (0 %)

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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