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Authorities arrested Nikolai Alekseev at the 2006 Moscow pride parade.

Apr. 15, 2011

Russian activist Nikolai Alekseev has been organizing Moscow's gay pride parades since 2005. Every year, authorities violate the Russian constitution by banning demonstrators. Nikolai tells us about his plans for the 2011 parade. Also, film contributor Milos Stehlik looks at the complex history of homosexuality in Russian cinema. And, a documentary that follows two families' efforts to reconcile their links to the atomic bomb is being shown at this weekend's Talking Pictures Festival in Evanston. We talk to the director of Atomic Mom, M.T. Silvia.