Amid Putin’s Crackdown, Sochi Gay Scene Thrives

The Huffington Post reports that a man named Ravil catapults onto the dance floor and starts stomping out the lezginka, the arrogant rooster strut of the Chechen national dance—a spontaneous performance made even more unusual by the fact that he’s in one of the two gay clubs in Sochi, the southern Russian town that will host the Winter Olympics amid Vladimir Putin’s harsh crackdown on gays.

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