LGBT World Beside organized its second Spelletjesdag event of 2024 on Saturday, February 24th, in Amsterdam. This series of events is designed for representatives of the LGBTQ+ community from post-Soviet countries. It provides a great opportunity for refugees and asylum seekers to meet and socialize with friends and acquaintances, make new connections, and participate in various games. The event is funded by Oranje Fonds and Het Blauwe Fonds.

During this edition, an informational session was held on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Participants discussed key Western approaches to this issue, having read the Russian translation of a lecture by Stanford University professor Mike McFaul beforehand. Additionally, they discussed excerpts from an interview with Timothy Snyder, a Yale University professor specializing in Eastern European history.

As usual, the event featured a quiz with prizes.