The law seriously affected children across Russia, effectively denying them their right to information about gender and sexual diversity. LGBT activists took the government to the European Court of Human Rights to argue that their rights to freedom of expression and freedom from discrimination were being trampled. These laws came into force at a time when openly homophobic rhetoric was rising in Russia, and LGBT rights organisations have since linked their adoption in Russia to an increase in violence against LGBT people and a decrease in protection for LGBT people from the State.
By Rhuaridh Marr on August 2, rhuaridh. Russia is accusing social workers in Moscow of criminal negligence after state officials learned that a same-sex couple had adopted and were raising children together. In this case, the couple adopted the boys inwith one father registering as their sole parent to allow the adoption to be processed.
In the early s, Russia arrived at a turning point in her demographic evolution. The rate of natural population increase births less deaths became clearly negative and the size of the population actually began to decrease. Public opinion expressed shock, but for the professional demographers it was not unexpected.
T his is the era of the dead cat. Noticed how few cats have crossed your path recently? Now you know why.
Eugen Martens, his wife, and their 10 kids have arrived with all the fanfare of celebrities as the "sex refugees" from Germany returned to settle down in Russia once more. The family, which has hopscotched from place to place in its effort to flee the "sexually permissive" West, was serenaded by a local choir in traditional peasant garb, and offered bread and salt -- a Slavic tradition -- as the family entered Stavropol airport's arrival hall to a throng of media on November Martens, who along with his wife, Louisa, is a Russian-born German national, became a sensation when he first left Germany in early to carve out a new life for his family in the wilds of Siberia free from loose morals and refugees.
Alternative Lifestyles. This paper examines the experience of the Soviet Union just after the Revolution of when there were official, although ambiguous and inconsistent, efforts to open up lifestyle options. These efforts were based in Marxian theory, especially Engels' work, The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the Statebut most of the revolutionary Bolsheviks were not enthusiastic about activism in this area.
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For example, residence, nationality, domicile, etc.? The divorce of a Russian national who married a foreign or stateless person is exclusively within the jurisdiction of the Russian courts if both spouses reside in Russia. The place of residence is where a person permanently or primarily resides as an owner, tenant or on another legal basis.
Although same-sex sexual activity between consenting adults in private was decriminalized in homosexuality is disapproved of by most Russians, and same-sex couples and households headed by same-sex couples are ineligible for the legal protections available to opposite-sex couples. There are currently no separate laws prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in Russia, however, Constitution disallows any discrimination at all in Chapter 2, mainly in Article 19  and others. Transgender people are allowed to change their legal gender following sex reassignment surgeryhowever, there are currently no laws prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity or expression and recent laws could discriminate against transgender residents. Homosexuality has been declassified as a mental illness since and although gays and lesbians are legally allowed to serve openly in the military, there is a de facto " Don't ask, don't tell " policy.