Comment of the Charitable Foundation Sphere’s team:
"We are very pleased with such a decision - this is what we expect from a transparent judicial process in a state governed by the rule of law. It is obvious that the claims presented by the Ministry of Justice to Sphere are not legal, but ideological. However, we understand that this is far from over. After all, the Ministry of Justice clearly intends to prove that the protection of LGBT+ rights in Russia cannot continue within the framework of the state ideology of traditional values, and the persecution of human rights activities in general is only gaining momentum".