Minority protection

Let those Russians LGBTQ+ who are against Putin's policies leave!

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On September 6, 2022, the European Commission approved a proposal to suspend visa facilitation with Russia

For many Russians, who were vehemently opposed to Putin's policies and were planning to use tourist visas to emigrate in order to apply for refugee status, the road to freedom was thus made more difficult.

Among the victims were representatives of oppressed groups (LGBTQ+), for whom being in Russia poses not only a moral but also a physical threat. Leaving Russia is the only way for them to preserve their lives, health, honor and dignity. 

We ask for an easier visa regime or a special visa (like the "Nansen visa" in 1920) so that these people can leave.

Save us!!!


This demand is important because a law against the regime should not kill the hope of those who seek freedom.

Thank you for your support, Kirill Timoshenko from Москва
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on 25 Jan 2023

LGBTQ+ people are people as well, they have their own dignity and right to freedom and love.

on 13 Oct 2022

I’m open gay from Russia and I’m against Putin’s violence

on 08 Sep 2022

As an lgbtq+ person I fear I won't be able to escape persecution and violation of my basic human rights by russian federal and local governments, especially on the verge of anti-lgbt laws being passed.

on 08 Sep 2022

I believe that if LGBTQIA+ people in Russia feel oppressed and threatened, they should be able to get help from fellow communities in other countries and granted chances to move away and take care of their own safety.

on 07 Sep 2022

I'm transman and I really want live in safe in a country where my human rights are recognized. No visa blocking please!

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