Pussy Riot calls for boycott of the Sochi Olympics

Pussy Riot calls for boycott of the Sochi Olympics

Not so long ago, amnestied members of the Pussy Riot band Mary Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova called for a boycott of the Winter Olympics in Russia because of adopted in the country law banning promotion of homosexuality among minors.

"A visit to the Olympics in Russia, whether the person wants it or not, means recognition of the political situation in Russia. Recognition of the course maintained by a man who is now most interested in the Olympics - Vladimir Putin," said Tolokonnikova.

Pussy Riot also asked to remember those who cannot attend the Games because of being behind bars.

Some Western politicians have already announced their decision not to go to Sochi, because, in their opinion, human rights are violated in Russia. In particular, they criticize adopted this summer legislation banning promotion of homosexuality among minors. For example, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite is not going to Sochi.


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