PAPER: Russian Official Threatens LGBTQ Leader: ‘Go Back to Where You Belong’

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The article in PAPER magazine concerning a queer purge in Chechnya and threats towards Igor Kochetkov:

“The violence against queer people in Chechnya is unceasing. According to a new, detailed Instagram post on the Russian LGBT Network‘s page, the organization’s Executive Director Igor Kochetkov has received threats from a Chechen man named Ali Bashanov, who reportedly heads up a mission to uncover Noah’s Ark, pieces of which are long rumored to be in Chechnya…”


The full article is here:


Photography: Griff Lipson

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