The photo was released by publicist Christian Hodell and has the iconic St. Basil’s Cathedral in the background.
“Please share this message from Tilda: ‘In solidarity. From Russia with love,’” Hodell said.
The star of many films, including one where she played the mother of a gay son in The Deep End, is showing clear disapproval of the new Russian laws.
President Vladimir Putin approved legislation banning the promotion of “non-traditional sexual relations” toward minors on Sunday and the banning of adoptions of Russian children by same-sex couples on Wednesday. In fact, Swinton’s photo was banned from this Russian newspaper with a note accompanying it that read: “This article contains information not suitable for readers younger than 18 years of age, according to Russian legislation.”
PinkNews reports: “The bill, which has since been signed by President Vladimir Putin, bans foreign same-sex couples and unmarried individuals in countries where same-sex marriage is legal from adopting Russian children.”