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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

Your Views

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 married to your same-sex partner in RUSSIAN FEDERATION?

The majority of people visiting this site have said No

Yes, I married here (7%) Yes, I was married in another country (0 %) No, but we have a civil partnership (23%) No (69%)

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...
Barbara (user currently living in UNITED KINGDOM) posted for straight readers on 10/12/2013
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Dear Sir/Madam,

I am Barbara, one of the interpreters at the ILGA conference in Stockholm. I contact you because a friend of mine has a very good friend in a difficult situation regarding her homosexuality and fear of deportation to Russia and I was wondering if you could provide me with an email of someone at ILGA that could help her:

Ira Putilova has been detained today by UKBA officials. Ira is an LGBTQ person from Russia who is currently claiming asylum in the U.K for her own safety. In Russia she was harrassed, followed, and attacked, by state officials, the police and Neo Nazis because of her political activism and LGBTQ status; if she is returned to Russia she is likely to face torture, detention, and potentially death. Today (06/12/13) she was taken by UKBA officials to Yarls Wood Immigration Removal Centre and may face imminent deportation. We have recently lost contact with Ira, but are hoping to speak to her later tonight when she arrives at Yarls Wood

I apologize for the inconveniences this may causes you and I hope this email finds you well.


Kind regards,

Barbara
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Barbara (user currently living in UNITED KINGDOM) posted for straight readers on 10/12/2013
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Dear Sir/Madam,

I am Barbara, one of the interpreters at the ILGA conference in Stockholm. I contact you because a friend of mine has a very good friend in a difficult situation regarding her homosexuality and fear of deportation to Russia and I was wondering if you could provide me with an email of someone at ILGA that could help her:

Ira Putilova has been detained today by UKBA officials. Ira is an LGBTQ person from Russia who is currently claiming asylum in the U.K for her own safety. In Russia she was harrassed, followed, and attacked, by state officials, the police and Neo Nazis because of her political activism and LGBTQ status; if she is returned to Russia she is likely to face torture, detention, and potentially death. Today (06/12/13) she was taken by UKBA officials to Yarls Wood Immigration Removal Centre and may face imminent deportation. We have recently lost contact with Ira, but are hoping to speak to her later tonight when she arrives at Yarls Wood

I apologize for the inconveniences this may causes you and I hope this email finds you well.


Kind regards,

Barbara
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