Rammstein break Russian anti-LGBTQ laws by kissing on stage

Rammstein have always employed some pretty outrageous onstage antics, with pyrotechnics and a mammoth stage design, concert goers have never been short of amazed.

However, they outdid themselves on Monday when guitarists Paul Landers and Richard Kruspe kissed each other on stage.

RammsteinRammstein made an example of Russian president Valdimir Putin when they flew in the face of anti gay laws and locked lips on stage.

During Monday nights concert in Moscow, Rammstein guitarists kissed making a bold statement against Russia’s anti-LGBTQ laws. The kiss at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium was posted on the bands Instagram page with the caption ‘Russia, we love you!’. 

There is also a fan-shot clip of the entire song, Auslander, after which Landers and Kruspe walk slowly across the stage towards each other before embracing.

Indeed Rammstein made a similar statement last week in Poland in which the band crowd surfed on inflatable dinghy’s waving pride flags. They have been making similar statements alot on their recent European tour, however, in Russia it particularly flew in the face of the gay propoganda law signed by Putin in 2013.

The law was apparently passed “to protect children from being exposed to homosexuality… under the argument that it contradicts traditional family values.”

Under the law, offending “foreigners may be arrested and detained for up to 15 days, then deported, or fined up to 5,000 rubles and deported.”

Rammstein have already announced a 2020 European summer tour, with no doubt, many more statements to be made in the name of equality.

Grab tickets to the rest of their 2019 tour here.


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Россия, мы любим тебя! Photos: @jenskochphoto

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