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Did These Russians Violate Russia’s Anti Gay Propaganda Law?

As Team Russia took to the podium on Saturday to accept a gold medal in the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Moscow, Ksenia Ryzhova and Tatyana Firova turned to each other and planted a kiss on each others’ lips.
Were they bursting with joy at winning the women’s 4x400 relay? Or were they doing their part to join the growing protest against Russia’s controversial law banning so-called gay propaganda, as some suggested?

Did These Russians Violate Russia’s Anti Gay Propaganda Law?

As Team Russia took to the podium on Saturday to accept a gold medal in the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Moscow, Ksenia Ryzhova and Tatyana Firova turned to each other and planted a kiss on each others’ lips.

Were they bursting with joy at winning the women’s 4x400 relay? Or were they doing their part to join the growing protest against Russia’s controversial law banning so-called gay propaganda, as some suggested?

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    Fair play to these athletes.
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    Ksenia Ryzhova and Tatyana Firova kiss each other after accepting a medal in Moscow.
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