I think change is going to have to come quietly.. it is a different culture. Generally slavs (Russians) are lovely, kind people. Pride parades may not be the way to go — I am not totally in favour of them despite having a gay son and being ok with homosexuality. Keep relationship issues private — not everyone likes this stuff being so “in your face”. Violence is never ok — Russia does need to wake up but if it keeps happening people have to find a different manner of protesting.