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Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in an ice hockey match between former NHL stars and officials at the Shayba Arena in Sochi, Russia, in 2015. A patriarchal notion of masculinity has been central to Putin’s rule. (AP Photo/Artur Lebedev)

Vladimir Putin, the czar of macho politics, is threatened by gender and sexuality rights

Putin has been consumed with presenting a hyper-macho image throughout his presidency. And in recent years, he’s ramped up sexist and LGBTQ-phobic rhetoric.
Anastasia Parshkova holds a poster reading ‘Thou shalt not kill,’ outside Christ the Saviour Cathedral, in Moscow, on March 15, 2022. She was later arrested. (Feminist Anti-War Resistance)

Russia’s feminists are protesting the war and its propaganda with stickers, posters, performance and graffiti

Writing graffiti on bank notes, postering cities and crying on public transit are some ways members of the Feminist Anti-War Resistance in Russia are speaking against propaganda.

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