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    Openly gay oppositioner to run for Mayor of Moscow

    Anton Krasovsky


    Russian journalist, gay rights activist and opposition figure Anton Krasovsky has said that he plans to take part in September mayoral race in Moscow and described his major campaign promise as “domination of European values.”

    The mayor must take care of the most principle things. We must make Moscow a door to Europe , make Moscow the first city in Russia that recognizes that Russia is Europe and that the country is being dominated by European values,” Krasovsky said in a recent interview aired by the Echo of Moscow talk radio.

    The 42-year old man, who came out as gay in 2013 emphasized that by European values he meant not only tolerance to sexual minorities, but also general promotion of diversity and tolerance to all types of minorities, including the ethnic and religious ones.

    I don’t think that my concept is overly complicated. It is much more basic than the question what particular plastic trees we want to put on our streets,” he noted.

    Krasovsky was a successful and well known journalist who work for many printed mass media and on nationwide television. In 2013 he came out as gay as form of protest against the bill that banned the promotion of non-traditional sexual relations to minors, known also as the “Russian gay propaganda ban.” After coming out the reporter quit his job on the federal television channel NTV and switched to various projects promoting Russian liberal opposition.

    In late 2017 Krasovsky publicly announced that he was diagnosed as HIV-positive in 2011.

    Krasovsky is not new to politics – in 2011 he headed the elections headquarters of billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov in the presidential polls and in 2018 he worked in the team of it-girl-turned presidential candidate Kseniya Sobchak, but quit before the actual poll date and publicly accused Sobchak of defrauding him of his payment and treating people in the HQ as her serfs.

    The elections of Moscow Mayor are scheduled on the next all-Russian elections day, September 9. The registration of candidates has not yet started but several people have already announced that they plan to participate, in particular liberal politicians Ilya Yashin and Dmitry Gudkov and journalist and former member of the presidential human rights council Maksim Shevchenko.

    Incumbent mayor Sergey Sobyanin is expected to take part in the race, but have not made any announcements on the subject.
    Russian gay rights activist announces Moscow mayor bid

    Krasovsky used to work on state television, actually.

    In 2013, he came out live on air, and was fired immediately:


    With Sobchak, while working on her campaign, before they had their falling-out


    He stands no chance, of course.

    Putin will no longer allow any independent-minded officials. The last democratically-elected mayor in Russia, the only one, in recent times, has just finally been forced to resign: Last freely elected mayor resigns...

    That's it.

    They will rig this "election" too, ensure victory for Putin's incumbent, Sergey Sobyanin

    who has proved his loyalty to the Kremlin, above all else, and that's really all that matters to Putin & Co, at this point.

    Still brave of Krasovsky to do this. State propaganda are already attacking the hell out of him, if they weren't trashing him a lot as is, being a member of the liberal, pro-Western Opposition. Some pro-Kremlin pundits and such are openly throwing homophobic slurs at and about him on the state TV channels right now. They are mocking his HIV status too... What a country Putin has built...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DemoWhip View Post
    I think your signature line says it all.
    Indeed. That was a good turn of phrase by res lol

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    And we're supposed to care, why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkman View Post
    And we're supposed to care, why?
    Not you, no. Go write about Israel, or Trump, that's your subject
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    Sure ... Better about Israel than about gay / anti-gay (mayor) in Russia.

    Writing about Canada's and US's strong ally vs writing about Русский хуй

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkman View Post
    Sure ... Better about Israel than about gay / anti-gay (mayor) in Russia.

    Writing about Canada's and US's strong ally vs writing about Русский хуй
    Жидовской хуй is no better

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    I am not writing about ANY хуй, however ... You are ... and do choose your words carefully ... or you starting to smell like little anti-Semite

    Jews for the win!

    You go against Jews -- you WILL lose!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkman View Post
    I am not writing about ANY хуй, however ... You are ... and do choose your words carefully ... or you starting to smell like little anti-Semite

    Jews for the win!

    You go against Jews -- you WILL lose!
    I write what I want. You insult me, I will answer in kind.
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    Where did I insult you?

    "writing about Русский хуй" ... vs "Жидовской хуй (is no better)" --- is conversing with each other on somewhat different level.

    If your buds / mods ban me for a week or two on here (on constant basis) ... and for nothing basically ... surely you deserve somewhat longer ban for the above

    But you DO run .. suck up to them ... quickly ... and maybe they'll ban ME for another week or two (if not longer)

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