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Russian Troll-President Kindly Requests Olympic Gays ‘Leave Children Alone, Please’

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin rides a horse during his vacation outside the town of Kyzyl in Southern Siberia on August 3, 2009.
Photo: ALEXEY DRUZHININ/Ria Novosti/AFP/Getty Images

Vladimir Putin defended his country’s anti-gay “propaganda and pedophilia” law today, insisting visitors to the Winter Olympics “can feel relaxed and calm,” even if they’re gay, “but leave children alone, please.” For every boneheaded statement Putin makes over the next few weeks, President Obama should add another last-minute gay member to the U.S. delegation.

Putin Trolls Gays Ahead of Olympics