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Gay Inc. Forgot/Couldn’t Be Bothered To Notice Russia’s Leading Activist Nikolai Alexseev Was Abducted

To be fair, Nikolai Alexseev did go missing on a Wednesday, and that is the traditional Hump Day in the United States, where little work gets done because everybody is hoping for the weekend, and Wednesday is two days shy of Friday, the beginning of the weekend, and then there is Saturday and Sunday, which constitutes the weekend and the much-needed downtime required to relax and generate enough energy to return to the office on Monday to hope it’s Friday again. [Petrelis]

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  • UMB

    Queerty only published one (non-headline) story about it, the second is this one, another diss to HRC. Yawn.

  • joe blow

    Why should our gay groups be focusing on this? This seems like Amnesty International.

  • prizepatrol

    @Joe – Human rights issues are everyone’s concern.

  • tallskin2

    This is one very brave individual fighting for gay rights in a sad and backward shithole of a country

    And talking of shitholes Joe Blow …..

  • Tom in Lazybrook

    The Human Rights Campaign can’t do anything in the US. Why should we expect anything from them internationally?

  • tallskin2

    I’ve just found out that, apparently, there is a huge power struggle going on between the vile, homophobic mayor of moscow and the Russian president, Medvedev.

    The president is attempting to force the mayor out.

    “Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has made no secret of his desire to get rid of Moscow’s strong-willed mayor, Yuri Luzhkov. The power struggle is threatening to split the pro-Kremlin United Russia party and could leave Medvedev with egg on his face.

    Yuri Luzhkov, who has been Moscow’s mayor for the last 18 years, looked like he was in a good mood. During a reception not far from the Kremlin on Monday evening of last week, he was even singing revolutionary songs. He also seemed relaxed as he chatted with Emergencies Minister Sergei Shoigu, the man who some consider to be Luzhkov’s possible successor.

    But the guests seated at the surrounding tables were gossiping about how the once omnipotent Luzhkov, whose current term in office is supposed to extend until 2011 at least, could now be facing a worst-case scenario: He might be removed from his post by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, who has the power to appoint governors. The guests also talked about how there might even be a show trial on corruption charges that could implicate Luzhkov’s wife, Yelena Baturina, whose estimated fortune of €2 billion ($2.6 billion) makes her Russia’s richest woman. “Luzhkov should shoot himself like an officer,” suggested one provincial governor.”

    to read more, click on the link,1518,718596,00.html

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