Entry #13798: Homosexual activity in Russia

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RegionRussia
IssueHomosexual activity
StatusMale illegal, female legal
Start DateMar 7, 1934
End DateMay 27, 1993
DescriptionIn 1933, the Soviet government under Stalin recriminalised sex between men. On 7 March 1934, Article 121 was added to the criminal code for the entire Soviet Union that expressly prohibited only male homosexuality, with up to five years of hard labour in prison. There were no criminal statutes regarding sex between women
Sourceshttps://www.uscis.gov/archive/resource-information-center-russia-0
http://www.glbtqarchive.com/ssh/russia_S.pdf
https://www.lrt.lt/ru/novosti/17/2078400/zhili-v-postoiannom-strakhe-90-let-nazad-v-sssr-nachalos-presledovanie-gomoseksualov


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edited by Klerkjonathan. I added a couple more sources for extra detail

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Sourceshttps://www.uscis.gov/archive/resource-information-center-russia-0https://www.uscis.gov/archive/resource-information-center-russia-0
http://www.glbtqarchive.com/ssh/russia_S.pdf
https://www.lrt.lt/ru/novosti/17/2078400/zhili-v-postoiannom-strakhe-90-let-nazad-v-sssr-nachalos-presledovanie-gomoseksualov
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https://www.uscis.gov/archive/resource-information-center-russia-0 https://www.uscis.gov/archive/resource-information-center-russia-0 http://www.glbtqarchive.com/ssh/russia_S.pdf https://www.lrt.lt/ru/novosti/17/2078400/zhili-v-postoiannom-strakhe-90-let-nazad-v-sssr-nachalos-presledovanie-gomoseksualov

edited by r9090. I edited it to make the information more accurate

Old Value (Original) New Value
ValueMale illegal, female uncertainMale illegal, female legal

created by Klerkjonathan

Original entry
StatusMale illegal, female uncertain
Start DateMar 7, 1934
End DateMay 27, 1993
DescriptionIn 1933, the Soviet government under Stalin recriminalised sex between men. On 7 March 1934, Article 121 was added to the criminal code for the entire Soviet Union that expressly prohibited only male homosexuality, with up to five years of hard labour in prison. There were no criminal statutes regarding sex between women
Sourceshttps://www.uscis.gov/archive/resource-information-center-russia-0