Video dispatch

VIDEO: Queer and Loathing

In recent years, Vladimir Putin has come under fire for the homophobia in Russian society and politics – but what is life actually like for LGBT people in Russia? Has the media exaggerated the situation or is it more nuanced than we think?

The Nose travelled to Moscow to film a collection of personal vignettes from within the city’s LGBT community. We asked Anton Mukhin, an openly gay stylist, Karina Krasavina, founder of a lesbian party in Moscow and Ira Putilova, a political & LGBT activist who was given asylum in the UK – to share their thoughts and experiences.


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