Russian Supreme Court Declares LGBTQ+ Movement ‘Extremist’, Triggers Police Raids

In a recent development, Russian law enforcement agencies have initiated a series of crackdowns on gay bars and other LGBTQ+ venues in Moscow. This action follows the country’s supreme court ruling that declared the LGBTQ+ movement in Russia as “extremist,” effectively outlawing the community. The court’s decision was announced on Friday, following a four-hour closed-door session. Journalists were only permitted inside the courtroom for the reading of the verdict by Judge Oleg Nefedov. The details …

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Putin says Russia may use nuclear first strike strategy

Days after warning of the “increasing” threat of nuclear war, Russian President Vladimir Putin floated the possibility of changing its military doctrine to not use nuclear weapons first. “They (the US) have it in their strategy, in the documents it is spelled out — a preventive blow. We don’t. We, on the other hand, have formulated a retaliatory strike in our strategy,” Putin said at a news conference in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Putin said that, even …

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Mikhail Gorbachev, former Soviet president, has died

Mikhail Gorbachev, who steered Soviet breakup, dead at 91 – The Associated Press Mikhail Gorbachev — the last leader of the former Soviet Union from 1985 to 1991 — has died at the age of 91. Gorbachev died following a prolonged illness, according to Russian state news agencies. Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his condolences to Gorbachev’s family and friends. The world leaders paid tribute to Gorbachev on Tuesday, with Joe Biden calling him a …

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