The only gay settlement for gays and lesbians in Russia will shortly appear in Sverdlovsk oblast, announced the Ural Movement for Lesbigay Rights.
The activists (members of the movement) are trying to find a deserted village, where they intend to set up subsistence farming. Funds to equip the farm will be provided by a prominent local businessman: the entrepreneur has promised to buy the land that the community activists will choose. There they plan to build a village and farm, and to raise cattle. Anyone can join the settlement. To do this, one should send a mail to the movement's headquarters.
Representatives of the Ural Movement for Lesbigay Rights have admitted that such a settlement is the only chance to improve the lot of many gays.