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PHOTOS: The Lesbian Kiss for Russia/Ukraine Peace That’s Rockin’ the Web Art

PHOTOS: The Lesbian Kiss for Russia/Ukraine Peace That’s Rockin’ the Web

Written by Matt Keeley on November 11, 2019
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Chances are, you’ve seen this viral photo going around:

Kiss United ❤️! Kyiv for one day . #SummerOfLoveProject Styled by @kyklamasha Make up by @stolbovaekaterina

A photo posted by Arseny Jabiev (@arsenyjabiev) on

But what’s it about — what does it mean? And what are those flags? This photo, taken by Moscow photographer Arseny Jabiev, is part of his #SummerOfLoveProject, showing couples in passionate kisses. The project was commissioned by the fashion magazine Blvd (Link in Russian), and throughout the year, Jabiev has been posting pictures to his Instagram.

The two flags in the photo belong to Ukraine (on the left) and Russia. The photo, thus, is a loaded comment on both Russia’s anti-gay policies, as well as Putin’s invasion of Crimea.

We hope to see more political statements from Jabiev! His photography is gorgeous — and as the saying says, a picture’s worth a thousand more, so here’re a few more of our favorites from the #SummerOfLoveProject!

It also looks like a few other people have gotten in on the #SummerOfLoveProject, so even though it’s not summer anymore, why not add a few gay smooches to the mix! Be sure to post links to your images in the comments!

Perfect morning!! Amazing actor Danila Kozlovsky @danilakozlovsky kisses stunning Olya Zueva @olyazueva for my #SummerOfLoveProject Styled by @lenusheen Make up by @ernest_muntaniol #danilakozlovsky A photo posted by Arseny Jabiev (@arsenyjabiev) on

Love it!! Pavel Tabakov @tabakov_pavel kisses Marusya Fomina @fominamarus for #SummerOfLoveProject Styled by @oksanaon Make up by @muakatemur

A photo posted by Arseny Jabiev (@arsenyjabiev) on

Sasha Luss @sashaluss & Milos Bicovic @bikovic for my #SummerOfLoveProject #sashaluss #milosbikovic A photo posted by Arseny Jabiev (@arsenyjabiev) on

Can be something more beautiful and exited than kiss of Sasha Luss @sashaluss and Milos Bikovic @bikovic ?) #SummerOfLoveProject #sashaluss #milosbikovic

A photo posted by Arseny Jabiev (@arsenyjabiev) on

Love this story! Our first support editorial for #SummerOfLoveProject in new Boulevard @boulevardmag Styled by @lenusheen Make up by @muakatemur Models Rinat and Darina @nikmanagement A photo posted by Arseny Jabiev (@arsenyjabiev) on

Let your body talk Unpublished from our #SummerOfLoveProject for Boulevard @boulevardmag Styled by @lenusheen

A photo posted by Arseny Jabiev (@arsenyjabiev) on

Our new kissing story for Boulevard @boulevardmag as support of my #SummerOfLoveProject Styled by @lenusheen Makeup by @muakatemur Models @nikmanagament A photo posted by Arseny Jabiev (@arsenyjabiev) on

After the kiss Backstage of our shooting for #SummerOfLoveProject

A photo posted by Arseny Jabiev (@arsenyjabiev) on

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