The Republican party seems to have set down roots in Russia, where it’s positions and policies are championed by Vladimir Putin. While he is telling the IOC that there will be no persecution of LGBT people during the Sochi Olympics, his actions indicate that the exact opposite is true.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has banned protests in Sochi during the Winter Olympics next year and ordered severely restricted access to the city, according to an decree published Friday.
The presidential decree published in the official newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta imposes special zones on the territory of Sochi “in order to reinforce security” during the Games in the Black Sea resort in February.
It designates the Olympic venues, transport terminals, and special road checkpoints as “controlled zones” where all people and belongings will be searched.
The document also imposes a vast “forbidden zone” with restricted access, and bans all cars from Sochi unless the vehicles have special accreditation or are locally owned.
The decree also prohibits any public demonstrations “not related to the holding the Olympic Games” in the area in the period from January 7 to March 21, 2014…
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He’s turning the games into a Republican wet dream. This is all the more reason that they should be taken from Putin and moved to Vancouver.