Mr. Kolesnichenko was elected to the Verkhovna Rada from the Crimea for the District No.225 (Sevastopol) and is famous for its pro-Russian policy. One of the most controversial laws written by Mr. Kolesnichenko is the so-called law on languages. Besides, it is particularly Mr. Kolesnichenko who submitted draft law prohibiting “propaganda of homosexuality” for consideration in Rada. Its official title – “On the Prohibition of Propaganda of Homosexuality Aimed at Children” (was originally registered in the Parliament under No.1155). For this initiative the Coalition to Combat Discrimination in Ukraine gave Mr. Kolesnichenko anti-Award “The Discriminator the year – 2013” in nomination “Discrimination in Law”.