Putin Says Russia Is Not 'going After' Gays

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January 17, 2014 AT 6:14 AM
Russia is not "going after" gays, President Vladimir Putin said on Friday, defending a ban on "propaganda of homosexuality" that has brought criticism from the West ahead of the Winter Olympics. The Kremlin hopes the games, starting on February 7 in the city of Sochi on the Black Sea, will showcase Russia's modern face more than two decades after the Soviet Union collapsed.