I’m a straight man in the USA. I was planning an extensive Russian tour, to see the Motherland of my grandparents and their grandparents. But I’ve cancelled my plans. I have no interest in visiting a Russia reminiscent of Czarist days, when my ancestors endured pogroms endorsed by the government as a way of distracting the kulaks from their own pathetic lifestyle. Russia has become a hateful place. I’ll spend my money in Scandinavia, where individual rights and diversity are honored by the people, not reviled by bullies.