When a law was recently passed in Russia to prevent displays of public affection between LBTQI couples across eight major cities, one website decided to take action.

Colta.ru, a Russian arts and culture website, used social media networks to ask for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender couples to take part in a photography project to rebel against the new law.

petersburg A kissing couple take a stance in St Petersburg
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With Love From St. Petersburg resulted in a series of tourist postcard-style shots of LGBTQI couples publicly showing their affection by kissing and cuddling in front of some of the city's most famous landmarks.

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We've got some of the photos in a gallery below, what do you think - is this a good way to rebel against the law?
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  • From St Petersburg With Love

    IMAGE: <a href="http://www.colta.ru/docs/5839">Colta</a>

  • From St Petersburg With Love

    IMAGE: <a href="http://www.colta.ru/docs/5839">Colta</a>

  • From St Petersburg With Love

    IMAGE: <a href="http://www.colta.ru/docs/5839">Colta</a>

  • From St Petersburg With Love

    IMAGE: <a href="http://www.colta.ru/docs/5839">Colta</a>

  • From St Petersburg With Love

    IMAGE: <a href="http://www.colta.ru/docs/5839">Colta</a>

  • From St Petersburg With Love

    IMAGE: <a href="http://www.colta.ru/docs/5839">Colta</a>

  • From St Petersburg With Love

    IMAGE: <a href="http://www.colta.ru/docs/5839">Colta</a>

  • From St Petersburg With Love

    IMAGE: <a href="http://www.colta.ru/docs/5839">Colta</a>

  • From St Petersburg With Love

    IMAGE: <a href="http://www.colta.ru/docs/5839">Colta</a>