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Sochi 2014

Jack Scott:

As the Winter Olympics kick off in Sochi (the most expensive Winter Olympics of all time), a timely reminder of Tsar Putin’s nasty little law.

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Originally posted on perking the pansies:

Putin

With the introduction of a vaguely worded law in Russia banning the ‘promotion’ of homosexuality to minors (i.e. the very mention of it will attract a sliding scale of fines and repeated violations may result in a stint in the clink), the chattering classes have called for a boycott of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi on Russia’s Black Sea Coast. The idea is to give Tsar Putin and his Russian Orthodox cabal a good kick up the arse. I can’t see it amounting to much. After all, the soccer World Cup circus will be coming to town in Qatar in 2022, a gulf state with a less than sparkling record on human rights of any kind and we seem happy to do brisk business with a host of nasty little regimes around the globe. Let not conscience get in the way of the beautiful game or making…

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