individual requests for permission to hold. Citation needed International reactions and boycott edit Activists painted the pedestrian pavement in front of the Russian Embassy in Finland with rainbow colors to protest Russian's anti-lgbt sentimentality and legislation. "Madonna may be charged under. The Libertarian Party of Russia sees the ban on "promoting" homosexuality as a violation of the right to the freedom of speech and expression. The Wall Street Journal. Obama said that he was proud of the work the activists were doing.