British indie-pop band Autoheart send an artistic message on Russia's infamous "gay propaganda" laws in the new music video for their single "Moscow. The retro-styled clip for the song concludes with a steamy kiss between two Russian soldiers in uniform, intercut with performance shots of the band. Calling "Moscow" a "song about the daft optimism of being in love," members of the band note on their YouTube page , "We are lucky in Britain to have laws that mean whether we are gay, straight, bisexual or anything in between, our relationships are recognized and our rights protected by law. But in Russia there is an anti-gay crisis happening right now: their government does not want to afford their people those same rights and are trying to criminalize even the discussion of gay equality. The song is a cut off their " Punch " album, which was released July
Embrassing Punishment for Russian Soldiers
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Russian authorities are investigating claims this week that young military conscripts have routinely been forced into prostitution, according to several reports. According to The Associated Press , a member of the group in St. Petersburg, Lyubov Yezheleva, learned about allegations of sexual abuse from a year-old conscript:. She said the conscript was serving with the interior troops unit No. Petersburg near the renowned Hermitage art museum. She refused to name him out of fear for his safety.
Russian Soldiers Forced into Male Prostitution by Superiors
Armed forces. These are the voices explaining what it has been like to be a gay man 1 in the American military over the previous seventy or so years, from World War II veterans in their late eighties to young servicemen on active duty. How we got here: In , many people thought that the discrimination was nearly over. This was presented as a kind of victory for the forces of progress—you were no longer excluded from serving—but it could instead be seen as solidifying discrimination.
A terrifying bust of tyrant Josef Stalin looms in the background of one photo as a naked man stands before a table of Red Army officers. Astonishing black-and-white photos have surfaced showing naked recruits undergoing medical exams before joining Joseph Stalin's Red Army. In one snap, a naked man stands before a table of officers as they inspect him for any abnormalities - as a terrifying bust of Stalin glares over them all. Next to Stalin's unsightly head a poster reads: "The most important basis of our army is that it is the army of liberation of the Working and the Peasants, it is the army of October Revolution, the army of the dictatorship of the proletariat. The chilling images of young Russian men being medically examined were taken after they had been conscripted to fight for the Red Army.