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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Discover Gay Life in Russia

Санкт-Петербург, Russian FederationPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Aleksandr

75 mins
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 30
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English

What you'll do

At first, I will introduce myself with more details than in the description =)
At the beginning of the experience, I will tell my guests about the first attempts to regulate the life of the LGBTQ community in Tsars Russia, a small but intense renaissance in the early years of the USSR, and the end of this period at Stalin's era.

In the second part, I will talk about the first years of modern Russia, about the freedom and equality of the nineties and early 2000s, about a sudden change in legislative measures in relation to the LGBTQ community, the notorious law on gay propaganda, Dima Yakovlev law and the results of society opinion after amendments voting 2020. I will talk about the differences between gay life in big cities and life in small cities and how the life of the LGBTQ community in the most advanced regions differs from life in the less advanced, such a Chechnya. My goal is to show several points of view at once, so my guests can independently draw their own conclusions without being influenced by the media.

Also, I will try to answer all the questions about life in Russia, based on my experience, working in the LGBTQ sphere, contacting the community, and being the part of it.

This experience can be also booked as a private event, great for groups, and great for team-building up to 100 people. Feel free to contact me for more details.

Hug you all, Sasha
Other things to note
You can use any device with Internet access that you have, whether it be a phone, laptop, or tablet. Sit back and welcome to my experience of the life of the LGBTQ+ community in such a mysterious Russia
At first, I will introduce myself with more details than in the description =)
At the beginning of the experience, I will tell my guests about the first attempts to regulate the life of the LGBTQ community in Tsars Russia, a small but intense renaissance in the early years of the USSR, and the end of this period at Stalin's era.

In the second part, I will talk about the first years of modern Russia, about the freedom and equality…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Aleksandr can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at G$42,754.
  • Request availability
    Can’t find a date that works? Aleksandr can schedule and customize an experience based on your preferences.
From G$2,965
/ person
Thu, Nov 26
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM (EST)
G$3,706 per person
G$3,706 per person
Thu, Nov 26
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM (EST)
G$3,706 per person
G$3,706 per person
Fri, Nov 27
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM (EST)
G$3,706 per person
G$3,706 per person

Meet your host, Aleksandr

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 55 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I welcome everyone who came to my page! I'm Sasha, the organizer of my offline experience about the life of the LGBTQ+ community here in Russia and in St Petersburg in particular. Being the organizer of my experience for more than 3 years, I received only 5-star reviews, which shows my sincere passion for my work and exclusive responsibility for my guests. At the moment I decided to prove myself as an assistant to those who, like hundreds of thousands of people around the world, spend almost all their time at home, in 4 walls or for those who still do not have the ability to travel
I welcome everyone who came to my page! I'm Sasha, the organizer of my offline experience about the life of the LGBTQ+ community here in Russia and in St Petersburg in particular. Being the organizer of my experience for more than 3 years, I received only 5-star reviews, which shows my sincere passion for my work and exclusive responsibility for my guests. At the moment I decided to prove myself as an assistant to those who, like hundreds of thousands of people around the world, spend almost all…
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Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 55 reviews.

Nell
November 2020
Sasha is a wonderful host and his personal stories relating his living through major LGBTQ+ events in Russia was captivating. This experience is emotional and all of the guests felt very emotional at second hand experiencing the issues that LGBTQ+ persons face in Russia today. This is an important experience to broaden world views.
Sasha is a wonderful host and his personal stories relating his living through major LGBTQ+ events in Russia was captivating. This experience is emotional and all of the guests fel…
Aaron
October 2020
Well this is an amazing experience and insight into culture in political turmoil. I highly suggest this to anyone curious to learn about gay life in Russia and have fun doing it. Aleksandr is an excellent and extremely personable and knowledgeable guide with many first hand experiences and research to share.
Well this is an amazing experience and insight into culture in political turmoil. I highly suggest this to anyone curious to learn about gay life in Russia and have fun doing it. A…
Birgit
September 2020
This was an excellent first time online experience. Aleksandr is a wonderful and inspiring person and was not only well prepared with historical and current information but also very open about his personal experiences. How great to be able to connect this way with someone halfway across the world, it opens doors to realities we may otherwise not come into contact with. Thank you Aleksandr for sharing and I highly recommend for anyone to sign up.
This was an excellent first time online experience. Aleksandr is a wonderful and inspiring person and was not only well prepared with historical and current information but also ve…
Sabrina
September 2020
It was a wonderful experience and 90 minutes well spent. From the conform of my home we got a chance to discover another culture, background and learn so much. It was a very personal session and the host is incredible authentic and genuine. Thank you for this memorable time!
It was a wonderful experience and 90 minutes well spent. From the conform of my home we got a chance to discover another culture, background and learn so much. It was a very per…
Clint-Michael
September 2020
What a wonderful and truly meaningful experience. I so appreciated the honesty and depth of Aleksandr's knowledge of the topic and thoughtful approach to my questions. One of the best experiences I've had and I so appreciate his willingness to be so open about the lived realities of LGBTQ people in Russia. Please do yourself a favor and participate in this powerful experience!!
What a wonderful and truly meaningful experience. I so appreciated the honesty and depth of Aleksandr's knowledge of the topic and thoughtful approach to my questions. One of the…
Phil
September 2020
A fascinating look at what it is like as a gay person living out and proud in Russia. Aleksandr shared his unfiltered perspective on the many changes over the years. We really enjoyed connecting with him and hearing his personal stories.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.