"In the light of Pride House being banned in Sochi, Russians have been able to watch Pride Houses around the world. They have inspired Russians to struggle at a time when we were close to "just lying down to die". Pride House in Manchester has shown us solidarity and given us the power to continue our fight for equality. The very existence of Pride House shows that you can be successful if you are persistent in your beliefs, work hard and continue the fight"
Co-President, Russian LGBT Sports Federation