Oligarchs close to the Kremlin built a spiderweb of connections with the French ultraconservative and anti-LGBTI movement.
Oligarques proches du Kremlin ont construit un réseau de connexions avec le mouvement ultraconservateur et anti-LGBTI français.
The recent anti-LGBTI election campaign was backed by the broad religious conservative NGO scenery in Poland. These organisations apparently also have close connections to Russian intelligence.
Russia’s international fight against LGBTI-rights is an inherent part of their strategy to undermine the European Union’s liberal democracy. Through international homophobic networks, Russian intelligence made contacts with Hungarian government representatives.
A pattern of cooperation to increase the reach of homophobic discourse can be seen.