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About Alexander Kondakov

Alexander Kondakov is a specialist in the sociology of law, and director of the Laboratory for Sexuality Research.

Articles by Alexander Kondakov

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Putting Russia’s homophobic violence on the map

From what little data we have, it’s clear that homophobic violence in Russia is on the rise. Russia’s LGBT people are victims of ignorance and intolerance — yet the state won’t lift a finger. Russian

Do Russians give a damn about homosexuality?

Popular support is usually one of the reasons offered in support of Russia’s new anti-gay laws. To what extent does polling actually support such assertions? Alexander Kondakov presents the latest research data. 

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