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10.29.13 Marina Galperina

“We are doing everything, both the organizers and our athletes and fans, so that participants and guests feel comfortable in Sochi, regardless of nationality, race or sexual orientation,” Russia’s president Putin told the head of the International Olympic Committee at the IOC’s inspection of Sochi. The president also told the inspectors that “there is no discrimination […]

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08.02.13 Marina Galperina

Today is Russian Airborne Troops Day, an annual military pride celebration which traditionally involves gaggles of soldiers spilling into public square for merriment, flag waving, wallowing in public fountains and miscellaneous public drunkenness. This year, they have a new hobby. If anyone has any confusion about what Russia’s recently-adopted anti-gay laws do to its public, let me […]

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