Russian dolls of Elton John, Graham Norton, and Tom Daley auctioned for LGBT charity

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Russian dolls of five British celebrities are being auctioned off in order to raise money for the Russian LGBT community.

Elton John, Stephen Fry, George Michael, Graham Norton, and Tom Daley, have been immortalised by the Russian (or matryoshka) dolls, which are currently listed on Ebay.

Seven sets of the dolls are available. The description says they are hand painted, are all signed by Sir Elton John, and each set contains all five.

The proceeds of the auction, which is currently at £2,550 bid, have been promised to the Kaleidoscope Trust.

The description reads: “Homophobia is rife in Russia. LGBT people are facing increasingly harsh treatment at the hands of authorities. Attacks on gay people are rising, in a country where homosexuality has been classified as a mental illness since 1999.”

Russian President Vladimir Putin in June signed a law which bans the promotion of homosexuality to minors, a move which caused an international outcry.