I recently watched a horrifying yet compelling documentary, Hunted: The War Against Gays in Russia (available on HBO). It chronicles the rising tide of assaults on LGBTQ people by both fellow Russians and the government.
While I would love to see Russia, I do not think I could travel there at this time in good conscience. I do not want my money to go to a regime that openly discriminates and scape goats a minority population of its own citizens. As consumers (which includes tourism), we vote with our dollars (or Euros, or Pounds or…) whether intentional or not.