On 18 Aprila dead body of the pensioner Alexander Stephanovich, known in Minsk as a homosexual, was found in the yard of the apartment block where he lived. Nonetheless, gay people met in the streets, toilets, railway stations, or gathered in private flats or houses. Human rights portal.
These branches of the tradition contend with problematic textual and ritual elements that have obstructed the acceptance of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and queer Jews into their communities. Mellott Princeton University Press, Words such as homosexuality or gay were not present in any old Soviet code and the Soviet juridical system used the term sodomy.
However, access is blocked to Russian gay internet sites, including Gay.