Extreme Russia: Gay & Under Attack

Russia is the largest country on Earth and home to nearly 150 million people, now with Vladimir Putin well into his third term as president it’s starting to feel like the cold war era all over again. The west has imposed though sanctions against Russia and relations are the frostiest since the cold war so television personality Reggie Yates travels there to find out what life is really like for young people especially if you’re gay.

In 2013 it became illegal to tell anyone under 18 that being homosexual was in any way normal and while Putin is busy flexing his muscles abroad life here just got harder for thousands of Russians. Yates set’s out to meet the homophobes that are out to attack the gay community and discover what just one law says about a whole country’s attitude to being gay.

Directed by: Roeland Doust

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