The Tchaikovsky Syndrome is a documentary film about the rise of violent homophobia in Russia. It also documents the current Anti-Gay Propaganda Law signed by Vladimir Putin and a range of new anti-gay laws that are currently being proposed by the Russian government (on the table currently is a law which will take away children from Russian same-sex parents). These laws are widely understood by analysts to be merely "scapegoat legislation" to mask and distract the public from the true economic and social challenges in Russia.
The Tchaikovsky Syndrome is a riveting film detailing the experiences of Russian gay men and women whose own country made their very existence illegal.
"...nothing more futile than wanting to be anything other than what I am by nature." - From a letter to brother Anatoly Tchaikovsky, 25 February 1878.
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