Tag: Putin

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The ultimate vanity project

A truly depressing piece over at The Economist about the Winter Olympics to be held in Sochi. It sounds like a complete vanity project for Putin and is simultaneously destroying the environment and the lives of construction workers unfortunate to be contributing to the project. The quality of the work is patchy. The ski jump ...

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And so it begins…

Anyone else thinking of the phrase "Potemkin village"? Courtesy of Pink News: A decree banning demonstrations and rallies has been signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, and will take place over the duration of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. The decree, signed today will block all demonstrations and rallies from taking place, will take effect ...

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Prison Break star slams Russia’s ‘anti-gay’ bill

From the BBC: Prison Break star slams Russia's 'anti-gay' bill Prison Break star Wentworth Miller has refused an invitation to a film festival in St Petersburg in protest over Russia's new anti-gay laws. "It would make me happy to say yes," he wrote in a letter to festival director Maria Averbakh. "However, as a gay ...

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Well done that man

More please - more people speaking out against Putin's madness, building homophobia into the fabric of the state and giving fascist skinheads all the excuses they need to attack and harass gay Russians.

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The Anti-Gay Olympics?

Please consider signing this petition: TO PRESIDENT PUTIN, RUSSIAN POLITICIANS AND ALL WORLD LEADERS: We stand with citizens across Russia who are calling on their government to stop the crackdown against lesbian, gay, bi and trans people that is fuelling anti-gay violence. We urge leaders around the world and within Russia to work to eliminate ...