Commentary: Boycott of Russian vodka would show solidarity

07/25/2013 | Week, The

Some LGBT leaders and gay bar owners are calling for a boycott of Russian vodka to protest anti-LGBT legislation in Moscow. The effort would have little economic impact, but could matter in a symbolic way, writes Peter Weber, a senior editor at The Week. "If the boycott catches on, it will at the very least highlight the sometimes-violent crackdown on gays and lesbians in Russia and the curtailing of their rights," he writes.

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