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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Discover Gay Life in Russia

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 19 reviews.Санкт-Петербург, Russian FederationPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Aleksandr

60 mins
Up to 10 people
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We will begin our online experience and I will introduce myself with more details than in the description. In the first part of the experience, I will tell my guests what it means to be gay in Russia, what difficulties and challenges we are facing at the moment, what victories we have already achieved, and in what aspects we need to make a lot of efforts to achieve equality and acceptance. I will talk about the differences between gay life in big cities and life in small cities and how the life of the LGBTQ+ community in the most advanced regions differs from the life of the LGBTQ+ community in the less advanced, such a Chechnya, Dagestan, etc.

In the second part of the experience I will talk about the notorious law on gay propaganda, how it applied, and what risks it carriers for the community as a whole. My goal is to show several points of view at once, so my guests can independently draw their own conclusions without being influenced by the media.

In the third part, I will try to answer all the questions of my guests about life in Russia, based on my experience, as I have been living here all my life, working in the LGBTQ+ sphere, contacting the community, and being the part of it.

All my guests have the opportunity to get acquainted with the offline experience that I host for guests of my city and read the reviews here: https://www.airbnb.ru/experiences/202718
We will begin our online experience and I will introduce myself with more details than in the description. In the first part of the experience, I will tell my guests what it means to be gay in Russia, what difficulties and challenges we are facing at the moment, what victories we have already achieved, and in what aspects we need to make a lot of efforts to achieve equality and acceptance. I will talk about the differences between gay life in big…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Download Zoom for free on a desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Want to join with just your family and friends? Aleksandr will host a private group for up to 10 guests starting at $14.
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/person
Sun., Jul. 12
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (EDT)
Join 1 other guest
$16 per person
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Sun., Jul. 12
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (EDT)
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$16 per person
Sun., Jul. 12
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (EDT)
$16 per person
$16 per person

Meet your host, Aleksandr

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 19 Reviews
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I welcome everyone who came to my page! I'm Sasha, the organizer of my offline experience about the life of the LGBTQ+ community here in Russia and in St Petersburg in particular. Being the organizer of my experience for more than 3 years, I received only 5-star reviews, which shows my sincere passion for my work and exclusive responsibility for my guests. At the moment I decided to prove myself as an assistant to those who, like hundreds of thousands of people around the world, spend almost all their time at home, in 4 walls or for those who still do not have the ability to travel
I welcome everyone who came to my page! I'm Sasha, the organizer of my offline experience about the life of the LGBTQ+ community here in Russia and in St Petersburg in particular. Being the organizer of my experience for more than 3 years, I received only 5-star reviews, which shows my sincere passion for my work and exclusive responsibility for my guests. At the moment I decided to prove myself as an assistant to those who, like hundreds of thousands of people around the world, spend almost all…
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Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 19 reviews.

Marishka
July 2020
This experience was absolutely amazing! Aleksander was friendly, educated host and I felt myself like with friend. Now I know abot community in Russia and its history. There were plenty of things I didn't know. Aleksander knows a lot of things about it and it was very easy to follow him. A very good speaker. You should definitely participate if you're interested in Russia and its history, including LGBTQ community.
This experience was absolutely amazing! Aleksander was friendly, educated host and I felt myself like with friend. Now I know abot community in Russia and its history. There were p…
Maggie
July 2020
He went over the time allotted and shared so much about his life. This is a great experience. I learned so much and would definitely do this again. I’d highly recommend it to anyone.
Jo
July 2020
Aleksandr’s class blew me away. As a queer person I can't recommend this enough to other queer people. This is a rare opportunity to connect with someone across the globe in different and difficult circumstances. Whether you are or are not queer, please take this class. You won't regret it! There's a lot to learn about this culture and history. I learned so much and felt very connected!
Aleksandr’s class blew me away. As a queer person I can't recommend this enough to other queer people. This is a rare opportunity to connect with someone across the globe in differ…
Eric
July 2020
I learned so much during this, things I didn't know about-including the struggles of the Gay community that continue to this day in Russia. Everyone should view this to learn what people in other parts of the world are going through (lack of basic human rights)
I learned so much during this, things I didn't know about-including the struggles of the Gay community that continue to this day in Russia. Everyone should view this to learn what…
Hollie
July 2020
Aleksandr was warm, gave a lot of history, was open to answer questions and although I was the only participant, time just flew! I feel privileged to have listened to him and shared the time together.
Joel
June 2020
Aleksandr's storytelling was engaging, open and structured. He also answered questions openly. It was an eye-opening experience for me as I learnt something new about how the LGBT community evolved in Russia, having heard it personally from a Russian, beyond what gets reported in mainstream media.
Aleksandr's storytelling was engaging, open and structured. He also answered questions openly. It was an eye-opening experience for me as I learnt something new about how the LGBT…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.

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You can use any device with Internet access that you have, whether it be a phone, laptop, or tablet. Sit back and welcome to my experience of the life of the LGBTQ+ community in such a mysterious Russia