While same-sex relationships are legal in Russia, public expressions of homosexuality are frowned upon, backed up by anti-gay propaganda legislation. Destination Expert for St. At the other extreme are disturbing claims that in the Southern Russian republic of Chechnya, gay men are being detained, tortured and even killed in concentration camps in an effort to force them out. Be discreet and you can still have a gay ol' trip to Russia. The two main cities of the country, Moscow and St Petersburg, each have a thriving gay scene with a mix of bars, clubs, cruising parties and saunas. Browse all 7, St.
Men are allowed in, for rubles, if accompanied by women, but there are usually very few in the crowd.
Gay St. Pete
Its collections comprise over 3 million items, including the largest collection of paintings. The Palace Bridge looks regal and magnificent during the night. Most clubs that feature house and Euro are hang outs for gays and lesbians with no reported problems. Petersburg is the cultural capital of Russia. Get Xtra in your inbox. Drinks are cheaper and the crowd gets rowdier.