An underground nightclub near a park in northeastern Moscow that caters to gay men and lesbians geared up to celebrate the legal change. Plotnikov declared. For almost 60 years, Article Yet the law stayed on the books in Russia long after the demise of the Soviet Union. Ukraine decriminalized male homosexuality last year. In the first half of , according to statistics made available to Westerners by the Justice Ministry, Russian courts sentenced 10 men to prison for homosexual relations.
Joseph Dzhugashvili - a simple teenager from a poor Georgian family, enrolled in a seminary in and was on track to becoming a priest. But at the age of 15, he was introduced to Marxism, entered underground circles and began a different life. From that moment on, Dzhugashvili had been busy making up and using fictitious names. How did it come about and what does the name actually mean? Nicknames in Russia were quite a common occurrence, especially in intelligentsia and revolutionary circles. Every party member and underground Marxist had one, even several, that they used, constantly trying to throw the police off track Lenin, by some accounts, had well over !
Homosexuality was decriminalized in The maximum term was five years. It was also a convenient tool for smears and was tacked onto spying allegations during the NKVD purges under Joseph Stalin.
Written by: Guest Blog Fri 23 February Yet there are many more individuals whose deeds, words and actions have played small but significant parts in LGBT history. They may not have been tireless campaigners for LGBT rights in Scotland, but their lives and actions impacted social attitudes towards Scots who sought to find their place within apparently hostile environments.