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Two members of Rammstein kiss onstage in Moscow in defiance against Russia's anti-LGBTQ stance

Paul Landers and Richard Kruspe have kissed multiple times while on their European tour

2019-07-31

Words: Steve Brown

Two members of the German rock group Rammstein kissed onstage in Moscow in defiance against Russia’s anti-LGBTQ stance.

During a performance of ‘Aüslander’, guitarists Paul Landers and Richard Kruspe moved towards each other before kissing each other.

After the gig, the band posted a picture of the kiss onto their Instagram account with the caption: “Russia, we love you!”

 
 
 
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Россия, мы любим тебя! Photos: @jenskochphoto

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This isn’t the first time the two guitarists have embraced during their ongoing European tour.

They also crowdsurfed in a rubber dinghy waving a Pride flag while performing in Poland after news about violence during a Pride march.