On Jan. 25, Anton Krasovsky, editor-in-chief of Kremlin-backed television channel Kontr-TV, came out during a live broadcast. “I’m gay, and I’m just the same person as you, my dear audience, as President Putin, as Prime Minister Medvedev and the deputies of our Duma,” Krasovsky said.
But you won’t find a video of Krasovsky’s announcement anywhere on the web. It was deleted from Kontr-TV’s website, along with Krasovsky’s own corporate e-mail account and any pages about him.
Krasovsky was forced to resign from his position three days after he made the statement. According to Krasovsky, the uproar over his coming out wasn’t necessarily the announcement of his sexual orientation, but that he said he was the same as everyone else.
(Source: Russia Beyond the Headlines, 6-Aug-2013)