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Eurovision Song Contest Organizer Raises Concerns Over Russia's Anti-Gay Law

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November 08, 2013 AT 5:26 AM
The Eurovision Song Contest's organizational committee has sent an official letter to Russia's television stations Channel One and Rossiya 1, raising concerns that a recently enacted anti-gay law could have an impact on the contest if it were to be held in Russia. "We decided to make that step because several bigger countries have expressed concerns about safety." The letter calls on the two Russian stations to answer several questions regarding creative freedom and safety of Eurovision participants and fans in case Russia were to host a contest.