Vladimir Putin Says Russia Does Not Discriminate Against Gays

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Russian President Vladimir Putin appeared in a press conference in Amsterdam on Monday and said that his country does not discriminate against gay people, Reuters reports:

"In the Russian Federation – so that it is clear to everybody – there is no infringement on the rights of sexual minorities. These people…enjoy all the same rights and freedoms as everyone else."

Tell that to Artem Kalinin:

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Or this guy:

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Or the protestors who got attacked by these people:

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Or these activists with egg on their faces:

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Or these demonstrators arrested last December:

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Or the people attacked by men in masks on "coming out day":

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In January, the Russian Duma passed a ban on gay "propaganda" in a 390-1 vote on its first reading:

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But no, gays enjoy the same freedoms as everyone else, according to Putin.

And make sure not to miss my earlier post.