Why gay activists shouldn’t be boycotting Stolichnaya Russian vodka
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This final note today, a bit of an Eastern European geography lesson. Gay bars in the U.S. and Europe have ditched ‘Russian vodka’ in the last week to protest anti-LGBT laws in that country, and the threat to arrest gay athletes and supporters at the Sochi Winter Olympics next year.
But gay campaigners in Latvia say: hold up. Don’t boycott Stolichnaya Vodka over Russian gay rights abuses, because it is made in their country — Latvia, not Russia.
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