Russian Ministry of Justice’ position is effectively an obstacle to LGBT’s regional associates development. For instance, Tumen LGBT organization "Rainbow House" has been battling in both domestic and, as of now, in European Court of Human Rights in Strasburg, is going through hard times.
According to an internet-project called Tumix, Tumen gay activists are simply running out of money (automated translation >>). They cannot undertake any other forms of activity (ie commercial) as they are affiliated to and are acting on behalf of Rainbow Charity Fund, registered in Moscow.
Funds are getting to an end. "For three years the organization, which is bound to protect minorities’ rights, based in Tumen has been financed by EU funds", - journalists are noting. "The Project mission, which was assigned to Russian LGBT Organization and financed by its donors is to be completed this year."
However, activists of the said organization are not giving way to despair and are making their provisions up to 2014. Together with public actions, gay activists’ plans include library opening, discussion clubs and LGBT’ art projects support for gay community.
Nowadays, the Rainbow House coordinates its work by virtue of an internet page in a social network (the link is in Russian and may be inaccessible from abroad). In the nearest days activists are having their next meeting to strategize for next two years.