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Russian Army Soldiers Source: kultura. When a country is faced with demographic decline — an excess of deaths over births and a reduction in the number of individuals annually entering adulthood — one of the first areas its government must undertake hard choices is military conscription policy. That is exactly what the Russia government now confronts. Like its Soviet predecessor, the Russian Federation calls up draftees twice a year. And its response to the spring draft shows that that the country's continuing demographic decline — all of President Vladimir Putin's upbeat talk notwithstanding — is not only steep and accelerating but affecting this most important sector of the Russian state.

Bashkir Activists Say Police Idle As Gay-Bashing Campaign Gains Steam

Bashkir Activists Say Police Idle As Gay-Bashing Campaign Gains Steam

Although same-sex sexual activity between consenting adults in private was decriminalized in , [1] homosexuality is disapproved of by most Russians, and same-sex couples and households headed by same-sex couples are ineligible for the legal protections available to opposite-sex couples. There are currently no separate laws prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in Russia. Transgender people are allowed to change their legal gender following sex reassignment surgery ; however, there are currently no laws prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity or expression, and recent laws could discriminate against transgender residents. Homosexuality has been declassified as a mental illness since , and although gay and lesbian individuals are legally allowed to serve openly in the military, there is a de facto " Don't ask, don't tell " policy. Russia has long held strongly negative views regarding homosexuality, with recent polls indicating that a majority of Russians are against the acceptance of homosexuality and have shown support for laws discriminating against homosexuals. Despite receiving international criticism for the recent increase in social discrimination, crimes, and violence against homosexuals, larger cities such as Moscow [6] and Saint Petersburg [7] have been said to have a thriving LGBT community. However, there has been a historic resistance to gay pride parades by local governments; despite being fined by the European Court of Human Rights in for interpreting it as discrimination, the city of Moscow denied individual requests for permission to hold Moscow Pride through , citing a risk of violence against participants.

2018 Spring Draft Highlights Russia's Demographic Decline

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