Putin Says Russia Doesn't Discriminate Against Gays, Cites Elton John Fans President Vladimir Putin said Sunday that Russia does not discriminate against gays and that millions of Russians love pop icon Elton John "despite his orientation", as he sought to defuse calls from gay rights activists to boycott the Winter Olympics. 01/20/2014 - 8:01 am | View Link
Putin: Gay 'propaganda' law in Russia doesn't discriminate SOCHI, Russia — Russian President Vladimir Putin sought Friday to reassure gay visitors to the Sochi Games that they are welcome in Russia despite a law banning gay "propaganda" to minors, but added they must "leave the children in peace." Responding ... 01/17/2014 - 6:48 am | View Link
Putin offers assurances on gay rights While Russian officials have reassured the International Olympic Committee that Russia will not discriminate against homosexuals ... has no intention of allowing a gay pride parade during the Olympics. Last month, he signed a decree banning all ... 09/4/2013 - 6:54 am | View Link
Putin: I do not discriminate against gay people, I give them prizes! “I work with these [gay] people, I sometimes award them with state prizes or decorations for their achievements in various fields,” Putin said in an interview with the Associated Press and Russia’s state Channel 1 television. “We have absolutely no ... 09/4/2013 - 1:49 am | View Link
Vladimir Putin: gay people are not discriminated against in Russia While Russian officials have reassured the International Olympic Committee that Russia will not discriminate against homosexual people during the Games in Sochi, which take place from 7-23 February next year, they have also said the law will be enforced. 09/3/2013 - 7:27 pm | View Link
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On Putin?s Russia | Daily Stormer Andrei Romanenko Daily Stormer December 22, 2014. Many White Nationalists are rather conflicted on whether Putin is on our side. He seems like a mixed bag. 03/2/2015 - 12:23 am | View Website
Vladimir Putin Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin has been the President of Russia since 7 May 2012. Putin previously served as President from 2000 to 2008, and as Prime Minister of ... 02/28/2015 - 11:27 pm | View Website
Human rights in Russia The rights and liberties of the citizens of the Russian Federation are granted by Chapter 2 of the Constitution adopted in 193. Russia is the signatory to the ... 02/28/2015 - 12:50 pm | View Website
The uncertainty generated by January's general election and the drama over extending Greece's financial lifeline is helping to push the economy back toward recession despite encouraging signs from the tourism sector, the country's biggest money earner.
The uncertainty, which started toward the end of 2014 when early elections were called, has damaged confidence among investors, consumers and business owners.
 the financial system has been shaken by an apparent increase in deposit withdrawals by worried savers, which is seen to have hurt investment.
Phil Smith, an economist at financial information company Markit, which compiles a monthly survey into the manufacturing sector, said Greece's economy continues to "struggle under the weight of uncertainty."
Markit's February survey found manufacturing output falling at its fastest rate for 16 months and its key gauge of business activity is in recession territory.
Douglas Renwick, a senior director at Fitch Ratings, said the period of uncertainty has damaged investor, consumer, and depositor confidence and increased "the downside risks to growth and Greece's incipient economic recovery."
The Association of Greek Tourist Enterprises expects 1 million more arrivals this year, bringing the total to 25 million, while TUI, one of the world's biggest travel companies, with extensive operations in Germany and the U.
A Maryland couple says Child Protective Services will keep a file on them for five years after they let their children walk home from a park without an adult.
Danielle and Alexander Meitiv told local news outlets that despite learning in a letter last week that they've been found responsible for unsubstantiated child neglect, they'll still let their 10-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter walk by themselves.
In the years after World War II, when suburban towns were still "the country," this unassuming village an hour north of Manhattan became an epicenter of modernist architecture, and a birthplace of then-radical concepts like family rooms, floor-to-ceiling windows and open-plan living.
 the surviving homes have continued to evolve, a transformation explored in a new book that looks at 16 of New Canaan's 91 remaining homes from this influential era.
 the evolution of homes of this era seems crucial to their survival.
To adapt to changing expectations of comfort in affluent New Canaan, many of the homes were expanded, with larger bedrooms, en suite bathrooms, media rooms and wine cellars.
 additions demanded a creative approach so as to retain the aesthetics of movement, simplicity, openness, and sensitivity to site and nature, while respecting zoning regulations limiting the structures' footprint.
 the New Canaan Historical Society features a detailed survey of the town's midcentury homes, and runs tours of the 1957 Gores Pavilion (Irwin Pool House) and, every couple years, tours of some of the modernist homes in the town.
Two teens were electrocuted in a power substation there while hiding from police in 2005 — setting off rioting that exposed discrimination, poverty and crime in many troubled housing projects across France.