Vladimir Putin: Russia Does Not Discriminate Against Gays


Huffington Post | April 9, 2013

AMSTERDAM, April 8 (Reuters) – Russia does not discriminate  against homosexuals, Russian President Vladimir Putin told  reporters in Amsterdam on Monday where he was greeted by gay  rights and other activists critical of Russia’s track record.

“In the Russian Federation – so that it is clear to  everybody – there is no infringement on the rights of sexual  minorities,” Putin told a press conference.

“These people…enjoy all the same rights and freedoms as  everyone else.”     (Reporting by Alexei Anishchuk in Amsterdam and Alissa de  Carbonnel in Moscow; Writing by Sara Webb; Editing by Michael  Roddy)

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