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Putin Asks Olympics' Gay Visitors to ‘Leave the Children Alone’

Gay visitors to the Winter Olympics in Sochi are free to visit and will not be targeted by the country’s law banning homosexual “propaganda” to minors, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

“We are not forbidding anything and nobody is being detained,” Putin said at a press conference in Sochi yesterday, referring to homosexual relations. “There is no punishment for these kinds of relations, unlike many other countries,” he said. “You can feel free and relaxed, but please leave the children alone.”