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Despite Official Denial, Gay Life Flourishes Underground in Sochi

In recent days, videos have gone viral showing Russian skinheads and others attacking gays. The videos fueled protests around the world Wednesday, calling on corporate sponsors of the Winter Olympics in Sochi to condemn restrictions on gay life in Russia. But, often overlooked, a gay scene does exist in Russia, although invariably behind tightly closed doors.  Above ground, Sochi Mayor Anatoly Pakhomov had told news media last week that he does not believe there are any gays...

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