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Winter Olympics: Putin cautions gay visitors to Sochi

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said homosexuals will be welcome in Sochi for the Olympics but warned them against spreading "gay propaganda".

"We don't have a ban on non-traditional sexual relations," he said. "We have a ban on promoting homosexuality and paedophilia among minors."

Speaking to the BBC's Andrew Marr Show nearly three weeks after the deadly suicide bombings in Volgograd, Mr Putin also said the international community should unite against terrorism.

  • 17 Jan 2014
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