Vykhod spokeswoman Nika Yuryeva said most of the recent attacks have followed the same pattern as the one seen by the St. Alexander Loza, a legal adviser at Positive Dialogue, an organization that provides consulting services for gays, particularly those living with the HIV virus, has heard similar stories.
“Many gay people in Russia lead a double life, unwilling to disclose their sexual orientation to their family or at work,” Loza said.
The new law about "insulting believers" is evidence of the "shrinking space for freedom of expression in Russia", Amnesty International has said.
Patriarch Kirill has previously said his president is a "miracle from God".
But other traditions are unique to that particular nation.
In Ethiopia, people dress in white to attend church services and afterwards play sporting tournaments.
“Violators will be prosecuted fully to the extent of the law.”We started to question our chances.
Mount Athos – or, as it is officially called, the Autonomous Monastic State of the Holy Mountain – is a spit of land about five times the size of Manhattan that juts out of northern Greece into the Aegean Sea.
And a few days later, Russian President Vladimir Putin was due to arrive on the Holy Mountain for a pilgrimage.
So Yuri groaned as Otis translated the rules – no swimming, no sunbathing, no shorts, no photography, and on it went.
Such a relationship is a marked turnaround from the Soviet era, when anti-religion propaganda was common.
PETERSBURG, Russia – Criminal gangs in Russia, operating through gay dating sites, have found a lucrative new blackmail target: homosexual men. Petersburg economist, one of their latest victims, said several men burst into the apartment where he was meeting his date.
Prior to Trent, the Catholic Church took the same approach to the question of priestly marriage as the Orthodox Church did (and does today).