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Russia: Everyone welcome at Sochi regardless of sexual orientation, Putin00:43

Russia: Everyone welcome at Sochi regardless of sexual orientation, Putin

Russian Federation, Sochi
October 28, 2013 at 16:15 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russia: Regardless of sexual orientation everyone welcome at Sochi- Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin assured the President of International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach Monday that LGBT participants and guests at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi will be safe and comfortable.

"We will do anything to make the athletes, fans and other visitors feel comfortable during the Olympics - no matter what their national origin, race or sexual orientation is," he said.

Earlier Monday, Putin and Bach opened a new train station in the city of Adler, close to Sochi. The 2014 Winter Olympics will take place from February 7-23.

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Russia: Regardless of sexual orientation everyone welcome at Sochi- Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin assured the President of International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach Monday that LGBT participants and guests at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi will be safe and comfortable.

"We will do anything to make the athletes, fans and other visitors feel comfortable during the Olympics - no matter what their national origin, race or sexual orientation is," he said.

Earlier Monday, Putin and Bach opened a new train station in the city of Adler, close to Sochi. The 2014 Winter Olympics will take place from February 7-23.

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