Russia, Gay Rights and the Sochi Olympics
The Olympics start on Friday, and Russia’s already set a world record for the most expensive Olympics in history. But what has $50 billion built? This hour we’ll talk about the tense social, economic and political climate looming over the games. Plus we’ll gain some insight into Russia’s recent anti-gay laws, and a long history of intolerance.
- David M. Herszenhorn, New York Times Russian Bureau Chief
- David R. Stone, Professor of History at Kansas State University
Check out Origins Magazine for David Stone’s upcoming article on Russia, Gay Rights and the Sochi Olympics