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

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Olga Baranova
Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 16:30 to 17:45
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Zsuzsánna Magdó
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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.

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Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
European Studies Center
Global Studies Center
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