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Posted August 28. 2013 1:30PM

Russian LGBT exiles find sexual freedom in NH, other states

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A visitor takes a picture of the artwork entitled ''Travesty'' by Konstantin Altunin at an exhibition at the Muzei Vlasti (Museum of Authorities) in St. Petersburg August 15, 2013. Overnight on August 26 several art installations, including the ''Travesty'' that depicts figures resembling Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, were confiscated by the police from Muzei Vlasti and shall be checked for extremist propaganda. The museum, which opened on August 15, was closed after the police visit, local media reported. Picture taken August 15, 2013. (Reuters)

Vasilyev assumed that the torture and violence would plague him for the rest of his life. It wasn't until 2004, when he came to the United States for the first time, to work at a camp in New Hampshire, that he saw life could be different.