Appeal for investigation of Anti-LGBTQ propaganda video created by RIA FAN before 1 July 2020.
The video circulating online titled “Why amendments to the Constitution are important” is anti-LGBTQ propaganda that does not represent the LGBTQ community in any way, shape, or form. This propaganda movie is a part of a political campaign to encourage Russians to vote in favor of the proposed amendment to article 72 of the Constitution on 1 July 2020. It was produced by the website Federal News Agency (RIA FAN) and the Patriot media group linked to the infamous Russian ‘troll factory’. The video is highly inflammatory, manipulative, and may be used to incite violence against the most vulnerable and marginalized in society. As a result, LGBT World Beside has condemned this propaganda video, RIA FAN, the Patriot media group, and we urge you to sign our petition calling for a full investigation.