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Two Women Kissed On A Plane To Piss Off Russia's Leading Anti-LGBT Lawmaker

A lesbian couple flying from Moscow to St. Petersburg were seated near one of Russia's staunchest anti-LGBT lawmakers, so they decided to show him how they feel.

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Two women flying from Moscow to St. Petersburg over the weekend realized they were seated near Vitaly Milonov, one of Russia's most prominent anti-LGBT politicians.

The St. Petersburg city councilman has called reports of violence against LGBT people "fake," led attacks against the LGBT community and engineered the local ban on "gay propaganda" that served as a model for Russia's federal law.

So they decided it was the perfect opportunity to snap a selfie.

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"Who's that in the background??? MILONOV! And we don't give a fuck! We're flying to our favorite club, Infinity"

User Kseniya Infinity uploaded more photos and an account of the incident on her VKontake page.

Kseniya Infinity / Via vk.com

"Yes, it was really Milonov! As fate would have it, he was sitting in the row right behind us. The whole flight from Moscow to St. Petersburg, Milonov said nothing to us. We staged the photoshoot in front of him, and he hid behind his tablet, when he realized. We’re all super happy. Him — probably not so much. But who cares!" the independent news site Meduza translated her post.

The picture quickly went viral on the Russian-language internet. "Hahaha. On the plane Milonov met some fans of his legislative initiatives"

Хахаха. На борту самолета Милонов встретился с фанатами своих законодательных инициатив

Здесь Шепелин@ilya_shepelinFollow

Хахаха. На борту самолета Милонов встретился с фанатами своих законодательных инициатив

2:53 AM - 02 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

"Milonov took part in a lesbian photo session"

Милонов принял участие в лесбийской фотосессии

Мухи-глухи@polosatyjmyxFollow

Милонов принял участие в лесбийской фотосессии

4:12 AM - 02 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

"Milonov, lesbians kissing and a Sieg Heil. All of Russia in one photograph."

Милонов, целующиеся лесбиянки и зига. Вся Россия в одной фотографии.

Лентач@oldLentachFollow

Милонов, целующиеся лесбиянки и зига. Вся Россия в одной фотографии.

10:26 AM - 01 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

"Vitaly Milonov took part in an LGBT photo session, turned down the honorarium to support the Donetsk People's Republic and Lugansk People's Republic."

Виталий Милонов принял участие в ЛГБТ-фотосессии, от гонорара Милонов отказался в пользу ДНР&ЛНР.

распад и уважение@VictorKvert2008Follow

Виталий Милонов принял участие в ЛГБТ-фотосессии, от гонорара Милонов отказался в пользу ДНР&ЛНР.

5:35 AM - 02 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

"Milonov, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul."

Милонов, свет моей жизни, огонь моих чресел. Грех мой, душа моя.

РосСекс@Ros_SexFollow

Милонов, свет моей жизни, огонь моих чресел. Грех мой, душа моя.

4:17 AM - 02 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

"It's some comfort that at least Milonov doesn't fly business class"

Утешает, что Милонов хотя бы летает не бизнес классом

Artem Palto@tema_dovakinFollow

Утешает, что Милонов хотя бы летает не бизнес классом

11:40 AM - 02 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Milonov confirmed the incident and threatened violent punishment by Cossacks, an ultra-Orthodox group sometimes deployed in security and law enforcement. "This animal offended all the passengers on the plane with its extravagant, terrible, inhuman antics," he said in comments carried by Zaks.ru. "I can call the Cossacks ... they're already on their way, with whips and torches. We will expel all the perverts from St. Petersburg."

HT Meduza

Susie Armitage is the Global Managing Editor and is based in New York.

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