Cultural and Geopolitical Conflicts between the West and Russia: Western NGOs and LGBT Activism



Mots-clés :

Droits LGBT, Russie, sexualité, homophobie, valeurs traditionnelles


Les normes de genre ainsi que la sexualité sont devenues des enjeux au sein des tensions culturelles et géopolitiques entre la Russie et l'Occident. Au début des années 1990, la Russie était prête à adhérer aux valeurs libérales occidentales en accueillant des organisations non gouvernementales (ONG) étrangères et internationales désireuses de travailler dans le pays. Désormais, et ce depuis les deux dernières décennies, le Kremlin perçoit la promotion des idéaux libéraux occidentaux dans le monde comme un signe d'impérialisme. La Russie se présente quant à elle comme un défenseur des « valeurs traditionnelles » et de la « famille traditionnelle ». En outre, Vladimir Poutine assimile le rejet des droits LGBT à un acte de résistance à ce qui est perçu comme une domination libérale occidentale. Le Kremlin considère que les ONG occidentales qui défendent le projet libéral sont des acteurs qui œuvrent à affaiblir la souveraineté et la sécurité nationales. Cet article analyse le rôle des ONG étrangères et internationales (occidentales) dans l'activisme LGBT russe. Il examine comment les changements d'orientation géopolitique et de politique étrangère que la Russie a connu lors de la période postsoviétique ont affecté les liens entre les activistes LGBT russes et les donateurs occidentaux.


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Buyantueva, Radzhana. 2022. « Cultural and Geopolitical Conflicts Between the West and Russia: Western NGOs and LGBT Activism ». Connexe : Les Espaces Postcommunistes En question(s) 8 (1):148-67.