A Russian gay rights protester was just fined 20,000 rubles (about $630) for participating in a protest. Gay Star News reports:
A Russian woman has been fined 20,000 rubles for participating in a May 25 Moscow Pride event. Anna Annenkov and her girlfriend Elena Kostuchenko had held up a rainbow flag at the event with the slogan ‘Love is Stronger.’ Annenkov was found guilty yesterday over her involvement in the event by federal court judge Tatyana Neverona – who will also hear Kostuchenko’s case.
The freedom of speech we take for granted in the US costs a lot more in Russia these days.