La Russian police carried out raids on several premises lgbt in Moscow at night. The independent information portal "Meduza" reported this, citing testimonies and local Telegram channels. According to the press release, the police targeted three nightclubs and a gay sauna under the pretext of carrying out drug checks. Again according to a Telegram channel, during one of the searches a person was arrested, while elsewhere customers were allowed to leave but not before the officers had photographed their identity documents. The newspaper “Novaja Gazeta” instead announced that the Central'naja stancija bar in St. Petersburg was forced to close because the owners of the spaces refused to renew the lease.
Two days ago the Russian Supreme Court declared that the "international LGBTI movement" is an "extremist organization", banning its activities. The measure was requested by the Russian Ministry of Justice, for which the activities of the LGBTI movement "revealed various signs and manifestations of extremist orientation, including provocation for the purpose of social and religious discord".