This Rainbow App Helps Russians Marvel At Nature and Support LGBT Rights

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - May 31, 2016
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A group of Dutch artists have launched the 'Raduga' or Rainbow app that is designed to help Russian smartphone users to both marvel at one of nature's most spectacular and spell-binding displays while simultaneously making a subtle and completely legal statement about LGBT rights in the country.

The app tracks weather forecasts across Russia and sends users an alert when a rainbow is expected to appear in their area. Users can then take a photo of the rainbow and post it on social media to both share the visual beauty of the rainbow and also express solidarity with LGBT rights at the same time.

What makes this app such a brilliant innovation is the fact that it helps socially conscious Russians get around the country's notoriously strict and oppressive LGBT propaganda laws,