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Russian Authorities Turn Blind Eye To Violent Attacks On LGBT Russians

Human Rights Watch has released video highlighting the various violent attacks on the LGBT community in Russia and they're imploring Russian authorities to take action as circumstances for LGBT Russians continue to deteriorate. 

“The Russian authorities have the power to protect the rights of LGBT people, but instead they are ignoring their responsibility to do so,” said Tanya Cooper, Russia researcher at Human Rights Watch. “By turning a blind eye to hateful homophobic rhetoric and violence, Russian authorities are sending a dangerous message as the world is about to arrive on its doorstep for the Olympics that there is nothing wrong with attacks on gay people.”

Be warned, this violent footage is disturbing:

This is particularly jarring leading up to the Olympics in Sochi, Russia in Feb. 7.

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Let them Russian scum come over hear and i will b the 1st to welcome them with a size 9 boot up there ass ... Keep the russian's out and let the gay 1 in m..

Im not going to watch this video as im aware what about to see...I have witnessed enough homophobia and antigay h8 in my life so i won't accept to keep doing this because i can't deal with all this bull sh*t anymore and have it break my self confidence as homosexual..

I was crying watching the video. I WANT ALL THE RUSSIAN HOMOPHOBES DIE OR ROT IN A PLACE WHERE THEY WILL GET TORTURE DOUBLE THE THINGS THEY HAVE DONE TO THE LGBT People. >:'/ YOU HOMOPHOBES WILL PAY SOMEDAY!! 

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