Putin promises no anti-gay discrimination at Russia Olympics

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President Vladimir Putin is attempting to allay fears about Russia’s new anti-gay law, saying there will be no discrimination during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.

“We can be absolutely sure that Russia will support the principles of Olympism, which don’t allow discrimination of people on any basis, either ethnicity or gender or … sexual orientation,” Putin said in an interview with Russia’s First Channel television network and The Associated Press, which was posted on the Kremlin website Wednesday.

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