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Don't Go to St. Petersburg, Russia: VIDEO


Activist group AllOut responds to the hideous anti-gay censorship law that passed in the St. Petersburg legislature yesterday on its third reading, by telling people not to visit there, using the music of one of Russia's great music geniuses as the backdrop.

Watch their video, AFTER THE JUMP...

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The restrictive law bans and impose fines ( $16,000 on individuals and up to $160,000 on legal entities) on all Gay Pride events, LGBT organizations, and anything considered to be "promotion" of homosexuality. It also officially equates homosexuality and pedophilia.

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  1. Not that it matters much, but The Moscow Times reports: "The law stipulates a 5,000 ruble ($170) fine for individual violators, a 50,000 ruble fine for officials and up to 500,000 rubles from legal entities that break the law."

    Glad we went to Russia in 08. I wouldn't go there now.

    Posted by: Jeff | Mar 1, 2012 8:29:17 AM

  2. One more reason not to go to Russia.

    Posted by: Dave | Mar 1, 2012 9:38:07 AM

  3. Madonna's slated to perform there on August 8th. She might want to reconsider that.

    Posted by: A8 | Mar 1, 2012 10:37:11 AM

  4. This video is perfection. That's all.

    Posted by: Easyroad | Mar 1, 2012 12:19:45 PM

  5. Interesting choice of music, I love "Swan Lake". The Kirov Ballet (based in St. Petersburg) is coming here to Los Angeles in June to do a full production of "Swan Lake", I can't wait.

    Posted by: Henry Holland | Mar 1, 2012 1:39:49 PM

  6. I'll remind the Atlantis cruise folks that their scheduled overnight stop in St. Petersburg on July 18th with 3,500 gay men wanting to spends $$$$$$ might just skip the latest of the homophobic countries. No respect=no $$$$.

    Posted by: SFshawn | Mar 1, 2012 1:57:26 PM

  7. Oh please, Madonna won't give a damn.

    Posted by: PDX Guy | Mar 1, 2012 4:38:00 PM

  8. And this is the country that is trying to improve their tourist industry?? Talk about being idiotic, everyone has money to spend no matter their sexuality. You've just lost yourself lots of potential tourists and therefore lots of money. I agree with a previous comment: no respect= no money

    Posted by: yaz | Mar 6, 2012 12:40:31 PM

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