Victoria Belyaeva and Marina Arkusa were raising their daughter together in Russia. However, the gay family will be forced to leave St. Petersburg after receiving numerous threats, including from the police.
Victoria Belyaeva and Marina Arkusa, from the moment they condemned Russia’s war in Ukraine, began to receive threats. The family turned to the police, but instead of protection, they received threats from the police themselves.
According to OVD-info, Belyaeva and Arkusa had repeatedly spoken out against Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine. They posted pictures of themselves with anti-war placards online. Their daughter Alisa was also depicted in the photos.
Telegram channels close to power gained access to their personal data, as a result of which anonymous users started threatening Beliayeva and Arkusa. The unknowns in question published the family’s home address, and as a result, at the end of July, at the entrance of their house, they dropped a note that read: “Death to lesbians from apartment (number).”
The family contacted the police, but received no response. However, a few days later, representatives of the guardianship bodies and the police visited their home. They searched the apartment and stated that the family is engaged in propaganda of the LGBTI community to minors, for this it is necessary to check.
The next day the family was visited by a man in a plainclothes who introduced himself as a representative of the Department of Criminal Prosecutions. At first he said he was looking for a man, but then he started asking questions about their activities as activists.
After a few days the family made the decision to leave Russia fearing for their safety, especially the safety of their daughter.
And other incidents against LGBTI people
At the same time, in the city of Yekaterinburg, the police brought an administrative prosecution against the transvestite artist, “Bomb Kimbersisi, because he was singing the national anthem in a gay club, holding the LGBTI flag in his hands. broadcasts E1.ru.
The prosecution against the artist, who was a veteran of the war in Chechnya, was brought on the basis of the article on insulting state symbols.
“The singer, as well as the entertainment center itself, in which this incident took place, have already apologized for the incident, admitting that the police acted correctly. The Middle Urals is not America and it is not Europe with its pseudo-democracies, such ‘tricks’ will never pass to us,” said Gorelich.
On August 7, Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Family, Women and Children of the State Duma (lower house) Vitaly Milonov, in a post on social media in which he criticized the appearance of the artist, suggested that the “Kyberchisi Bomb” should be sent compulsory for psychiatric treatment.