27 Jan A Russian same-sex couple who had their marriage recognised after finding an apparent legal loophole have been charged with "intentional damage to passports or negligence". Eugene Wojciechowski and Paul Stotzko tied the knot in Denmark on 4 January and returned home to Russia, where their. 3 Jul The stories of those who survived detention and torture and are now living undercover in Putin's Russia. Those who were brought in and later released issued dire warnings on Russian social networks, in closed groups for Chechen gay men. On April 1st . The escapees' medical needs are vast. Some. 19 Jul Independent Russian experts and HIV activists claim that the epidemic is fuelled by the Kremlin's policies, or, rather, its abandonment of internationally Already widespread, homophobia grew rampant, hate attacks and persecution of LGBT Russians skyrocketed, and education materials on HIV/Aids.