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‘My freedom defends yours’: Propaganda and truth about homophobia in Russia

Headline Title:  ‘My freedom defends yours’: Propaganda and truth about homophobia in Russia 11 October 2014 The scene evoked the standoff between David and Goliath.  Except that in Kirill Kalugin’s case, he was surrounded by around half a dozen towering foes – muscle-bound men dressed in Russian paratrooper regalia, who locked elbows and cornered him as they hurled verbal abuse and shoved him around. They made it clear they didn’t like him or his message.  The reason they set upon the slender, red-haired activist and university student is he dared to stand in St.…

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