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Russian gay rights campaigner Nikolai Alekseev retires

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  1. Eddy - from 2007 26 Oct 2011, 6:38pm

    Well, bravo, Nikolai, for all that you did while you were in charge of Moscow Pride and

    For your bravery and generosity, well done!

  2. For his selfless acts of bravery and generosity I like Eddy commend him.

    I also hope the oppression and human rights in the regime he fought against have not managed to oppress him?

    For example I can’t imagine for one second Mr. Thatchel deciding overnight to resign when his instinctive life focus is equality. I hope I am wrong and this is not a loss of strength for Russian LGBT equality.

  3. Sigmund Fraud 27 Oct 2011, 6:14am

    That man deserves to be called a hero for doing it as long as he did, god bless him. We are sure that Putin and the KGB know why he no long wants to lead the gays in Russia. They all need to now become the leaders and lead all LGBT people to freedom. God speed.

  4. Such a shame that he has retired.

  5. RussianAbroad 27 Oct 2011, 8:34am

    While he does deserve praise for demanding equality publicly and for the court case in Strasbourg, he has also been a somewhat controversial figure within the Russian equality movement. And it goes beyond the internal squabbles.

    Like, he has also had a sub par showing in the last debate a few months ago, where instead of debating a homophobic “doctor,” he instead started criticizing her hat and walked out of the studio. (Sure, she was a homophobe, but that’s not what you do, when the rest of the country is watching.)

    All I’m saying is that he has left, because he alienated many people in Russia and abroad.

    1. Eddy - froom 2007 27 Oct 2011, 1:17pm

      Interesting. Please provide us with a URL to any report about the kind of inappropriate behaviour you have described.

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