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- Intro: At age 5, Artem Kolesov, the son of two Russian pastors living outside Moscow, realized he was gay, but it took another 18 years before he had the courage to come out to his family, friends and, ultimately, the world.
By Advocate. However, there has been a historic resistance to gay pride parades by local governments; despite being fined by the European Court of Human Rights in for interpreting it as discrimination, the city of Moscow denied individual requests for permission to hold Moscow Pride through , citing a risk of violence against participants.