LGBT in Russia by Mads Nissen

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Maria Ekaterina Alekseeva, 21, (blue shirt) together with her girlfriend of two and a half years Maria Geynts, 26. On 30 June 2013, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law an ambiguous bill banning the 'propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations to minors'. The law met with widespread condemnation from human rights and LGBT groups. (MANDATORY CREDIT   photo: Mads Nissen/Panos Pictures /Felix Features)