In Russia you can call to "burn" gays without being prosecuted (Moscow Court)
The Ivan Okhlobystin trial by an LGBT activist dismissed
translation of the Gazeta.Ru dispatch on March 17, 2014:
The court of Tushino in Moscow rejected the request from the LGBT activist Nikolai Baev to pursue the actor Ivan Okhlobystin for defamation, reports RIA Novosti.
The defender of the rights of sexual minorities demanded compensation for moral damages for an amount of 30,000 rubles (5,000 Euros). The reason given to the court was the "homophobic statements" of the actor.
On his Facebook, Nikolai Baev wrote that Okhlobystin should be prosecuted because of his statements about the "need to burn homosexuals alive in the ovens". Shortly before, the prosecutor of Novosibirsk's office refused Nikolai Baev to initiate a criminal proceedings against the actor.
Okhlobystin made these outrageous statements during his recital at Novosibirsk.
In addition, Okhlobystin sent a letter to Vladimir Putin asking to return to criminal convictions for sodomy.