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Gauck refuses to go to Sochi

I normally find it difficult to be proud of being German, but reading the news today made it a little easier. Germany’s president refuses to go to Sochi because of the state of human rights in Russia. He said that

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Should Sochi Games be boycotted?

http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2013/09/13/ter-russia-olympic-boycott.cnn.html Interesting discussion with a Russian journalist who gives her reasons why the Olympic Games in Sochi should be boycotted. This has been discussed for a while with voices in favour and voices against it. To me her reasoning makes

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Putin’s Leadership On Syria Could Increase Attention On His Country’s LGBT Issues

Putin’s Leadership On Syria Could Increase Attention On His Country’s LGBT Issues “We are all equal before God” is easily said but I can’t imagine that he really means it. Otherwise the anti-propaganda law would not exist. Instead he would

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Russian law isolates gay teenagers

Russian law isolates gay teenagers Touching article on the situation of LGBT teenagers in Russia. It is difficult to imagine what it must be like to grow up in a society that sees you as perverted or ill and can

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Obama To Meet With LGBT Activists While In Russia

Obama To Meet With LGBT Activists While In Russia Let’s hope that this is true and if it is, I’m curious about Putin’s reaction.

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Olympic Committee Confirms It Will Punish Athletes Who Support LGBT Rights In Russia

Olympic Committee Confirms It Will Punish Athletes Who Support LGBT Rights In Russia I do understand that the IOC needs to play according to the rules that are set down in the olympic charter. I see the solution to this

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Gay People’s Hearts ‘Unsuitable’ For Life Says Head Of Russia’s State-Controlled TV News

Gay People’s Hearts ‘Unsuitable’ For Life Says Head Of Russia’s State-Controlled TV News It’s shocking how much hate people can feel towards others. I don’t know if Mr. Kisilev has children or a wife, but I wonder what his point

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