LGBT+ Activism in Moscow: Metropolis of Opportunities or Increased Risks?

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Nov
11
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm
Event Status
As Scheduled
Presenter
Olga Baranova

Olga Baranova, Senior Director of the Moscow Community Centre for LGBT+ Initiatives, will speak on the challenges LGBT+ communities face in Russia and the North Caucasus while exploring how Moscow is a conduit for refugees seeking safety and asylum and also a place under increased state surveillance. Now based in New York, Ms. Baranova is a Russian human rights activist. Her work has been featured in the 2020 award-winning documentary Welcome to Chechnya! Inside the Russian Republic's Deadly War on Gays directed by the American filmmaker David France.

Virtual event
Event Type
Presentation
Contact Email
zsm10@pitt.edu
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