Podium kiss by Russian athletes was a political statement, some say

08/19/2013 | Slate · Washington Blade (Washington, D.C.)

Russian runners Kseniya Ryzhova and Tatyana Firova kissed while standing on the winners' podium after winning the women's 4x400 meter relay at a world championship event in Moscow. Some interpreted the kiss as a political statement against Russia's new anti-LGBT law.

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