По мнению 35-летнего Александра Агапова, главы российской Федерации ЛГБТ-спорта, правительство не всегда бывает активным защитником прав ЛГБТ.
For Alexander Agapov, 35, head of the Russian LGBT Sport Federation, the government has not always been an enthusiastic defender of LGBT rights. He recalls being beaten by football fans as he waited for a bus – and how no proper investigation followed. He recalls the pressures organising LGBT football games in regional cities, only to see them cancelled at the last minute. He recalls the phone calls from security services, and numerous other such incidents.