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Putin: 'None of our guests will have any problems'

  • Vladimir Putin has once again taken the time to speak with the foreign media in regards to the Winter Olympics in Sochi next month. He attempted to downplay the anti-gay laws in Russia and said that "everybody is invited to Sochi."

    "I couldn't care less about their sexual orientation. We will welcome all athletes and all visitors to the Olympics. None of our guests will have any problems," he added.

    When questioned on the calls to boycotts the Games, Putin mentioned that people in Russia follow their own traditions. "We don't interfere, don't stick our noses in their life and we ask that our traditions and culture are treated with the same respect."

    He also commented on Edward Snowden's asylum in the country and said he has no limitation and can "just buy a ticket and come here."

     

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