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Elton John Defends Russian LGBT Community in Open Letter to Vladimir Putin

Elton John isn’t one to stay quiet. So after hearing about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent statements linking homosexuality to pedophilia, he decided he needed to address the foreign leader directly.

01/22/2014

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Elton John Plays Russia Despite Anti-Gay Laws

Sir Elton dedicated the show to Vladislav Tornovoi, a 23-year-old Russian man who was beaten to death in May for admitting to being gay.

12/09/2013

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Madonna Shows Support for Russian LGBT Community With New Campaign

Madonna hasn’t been shy about expressing her distaste for Russia’s anti-gay laws, but now she’s joining the Human Rights Campaign’s “Love Conquers Hate” initiative to stop the country from targeting their citizens with hateful laws.

12/05/2013

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Lady Gaga Promoter Fined for ‘Gay Propaganda’ by Russian Court

A promoter for Lady Gaga’s show in Russia last December is being fined for violating a local law against exposing children to “harmful information.”

11/18/2013

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Paul McCartney Attempts to Charm Putin into Releasing Greenpeace Prisoners

McCartney posted an open letter to his website today (Nov. 14) assuring Putin that the 28 activists from Greenpeace that were placed in jail last month after they staged a protest at a Russian oil-drilling platform in the Arctic Ocean are neither anti-Russia nor working on behalf of the western governments.

11/14/2013

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Madonna in Russia: Speaks Out For Punk Band, Gets Sued

Madonna has never been one to bite her tongue, so after the Russian punk band P**** Riot was convicted of “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred” on Friday (August 17), she spoke out.

08/20/2012

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Madonna’s Russian Concerts Require Extra Security

Threats against U.S. citizens attending Madonna’s Russian concerts put authorities on high alert.

08/08/2012

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The “Tro Lo Lo” Guy is in Critical Condition After a Massive Stroke

Remember the Tro lo lo guy?  His real name is Edward Khil and he is a singing sensation in Russia.  He became a world wide sensation after his video was uploaded to YouTube.

05/31/2012

Dead Alien Found In Russia — A Fake?

A video has been released of an apparent alien body that was found in the Irkutsk region of Siberia which has been popularized as as a ”UFO hot spot”. Real or fake? What do you think?

04/19/2011

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