‘Pussy Riot’ hangs rainbow flags in Moscow on Putin’s birthday

Russian banking group “Pussy Riot“Activists in Moscow on Wednesday when the president Vladimir Putin celebrates its 68th birthday by displaying rainbow flags on several public buildings.

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Activists have hoisted rainbow flags at the Ministry of Culture, the Federal Security Service (FDD) and the presidential administration, according to photos posted on the web.

“Pussy Riot staged an action against state homophobia by waving rainbow flags in Moscow,” Russian media media reported.

Artjoms Radigins, a journalist of “Radio Brīvība”, was detained near the FDD building during the campaign.

“Today we give this rainbow as a symbol of the lack of love and freedom – we give it to everyone.” The rainbow is the sun after the rain, “you said. But we are the ones who do everything to make this sun finally appear,” campaign participants.

The Kremlin’s critical punk group is giving concerts abroad and has resonated widely with its radical actions.

In 2012, three group members after the protest Moscow imprisonment was handed down in the Orthodox Cathedral.

The Russian government has been condemned in the international arena for inciting hatred against sexual minorities.

Pussy Riot has criticized the country for interfering in the lives of members of the LGBT community.

The group has called on the government and Putin personally to protect people by law from discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender.

The abduction of gays, lesbians and transgender people in Chechnya must be investigated, the group demands, but the law banning “homosexual propaganda” must be repealed.

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