ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Discover Gay Life in Russia

Санкт-Петербург, Russian FederationPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Aleksandr

75 mins, Hosted in English
Join online
Meet your host live on Zoom.
Up to 10 people
Private groups available for up to 30.

What you'll do

HAPPY PRIDE MONTH!

At first, I will introduce myself with more details than in the description =)
At the beginning of the experience, I will tell my guests about the first attempts to regulate the life of the LGBTQ community in Tsars Russia, a small but intense renaissance in the early years of the USSR, and the end of this period at Stalin's era.

In the second part, I will talk about the first years of modern Russia, about the freedom and equality of the nineties and early 2000s, about a sudden change in legislative measures in relation to the LGBTQ community, the notorious law on gay propaganda, Dima Yakovlev law and the results of society opinion after amendments voting 2020. 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 life in the less advanced, such a Chechnya.

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.

Also, I will try to answer all the questions about life in Russia, based on my experience, working in the LGBTQ sphere, contacting the community, and being a part of it.

This experience can be also booked as a private event, great for groups, and great for team-building up to 100 people. Feel free to contact me!
HAPPY PRIDE MONTH!

At first, I will introduce myself with more details than in the description =)
At the beginning of the experience, I will tell my guests about the first attempts to regulate the life of the LGBTQ community in Tsars Russia, a small but intense renaissance in the early years of the USSR, and the end of this period at Stalin's era.

In the second part, I will talk about the first years of modern Russia,…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your 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
    Aleksandr can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at ﺩ.ﺇ756.

Meet your host, Aleksandr

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 103 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 4.98 out of 5 from 103 reviews.

Andrew
July 2021
Aleksandr did a great job of balancing sharing useful and important information with answering all of our questions thoughtfully and candidly. This was a great way to have an authentic conversation with someone in a different country and we are so grateful. 100% recommend!
Scott
July 2021
A MUST-DO for anyone wishing to learn about gay life in Russia. Aleksandr the host was incredibly knowledgeable, and his own first hand experiences really helped give me a full picture of what life is like behind the iron curtain. Makes me feel thankful to live in a liberal country but I was also happy to learn that visitors are welcome in most parts of Russia, and I hope to be able to visit one day. 10/10 recommend!
Shelby
June 2021
Highly recommend. Insightful, authentic and educational opportunity to learn more about the LGBTQ community and history in Russia. Aleksandr is a wonderful and open host. Our group really appreciate the time and willing to share his experience.
Kimberly
June 2021
he explained things about how gays lack equal rights in russia, surprised me by telling me that people support them, problems they have, and helped me access his info despite technical issues! answered my question afterwards in message.
Emily
June 2021
We booked this experience for my small team of three at work. We all really enjoyed the time with Aleksandr and learning about the history and modern realities of gay life in Russia. Hearing directly from Aleks made the content much more personal and gave us all a greater depth of understanding. He was wonderful and let us ask many questions and by the end, we were sad to say goodbye!
Valery
June 2021
Thank you, Aleks for sharing with us such moving and interesting stories and information, while ensuring we kept a smile and hope on our faces and hearts. I took this online experience as part of the #Pride month initiatives in the company I work with and can honestly say Aleks did a magnificent job to inspire us to be better people and work to change the word we live in for good for the next generations!

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled 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.