“Russian Gays Look to U.S. for Asylum “
“…Mr. Mitrofanov…applied for asylum in the U.S. in 2009 and won refuge in 2010.
Such departures may become more common as Russia moves ahead with controversial antigay regulations, which have led some to call for a boycott of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Though there are no official statistics on the number of Russians seeking asylum in the U.S. on grounds of their sexual orientation, there is some suggestion applications could be on the rise.”