Controversy brewing over kiss: Two female Russian athletes kiss after race
Last Updated: 114 days ago
A photo of two female athletes kissing after a track and field race at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow is stirring up controversy in Russia.
Russian sprinters Tatyana Firova and Kseniya Ryzhova were captured in a kiss after accepting their medals at the podium.
Some have speculated that the kiss was a statement against the country's anti-gay laws. Others are calling it a simple celebratory kiss after a win.
Russia recently passed laws being criticized as anti-gay – including making it illegal to speak about gay issues around minors and displaying symbols such as the rainbow flag. Many have raised concerns on how these new laws would impact gay athletes attending the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
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