PBS NewsHour

Russia's Anti-Gay Laws Are Part of Larger National Crackdown

Clip: Season 2013 | 8m 37s

As Russia gears up to host the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, it has also ramped up anti-gay laws, generating international protest. To examine the restrictions and the backlash, as well as the significance of the upcoming Olympic games for Russia, Gwen Ifill sits down with Miriam Lanskoy of the National Endowment for Democracy.

Aired: 08/12/13

Rating: NR

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