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LGBTQ in Russia: A Legal History (REES 214, SLAVIC 213)

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  • Autumn
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SLAVIC
Course Number
113
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LGBTQ in Russia: A Legal History (REES 214, SLAVIC 213)

Russian politicians who support the country's law against so-called "gay propaganda" have repeatedly defended the restriction of LGBTQ rights. They claim that sexual minorities are antonymous to Russian "traditional values"', and some have even suggested that homosexuality should be re-criminalized altogether. This course explores the place of sexual minorities within Russian "tradition" by tracing laws regulating sex from the medieval period to the present day.