More than 200 leading authors protest against Russia’s anti-gay and blasphemy laws

Russia's President Vladimir Putin

Putin sees the Games as a personal project to show the world Russia’s greatness but the build-up has been marred by controversy Photo: AFP/GETTY

Russia’s new anti-gay and blasphemy laws have been denounced by more than 200 prominent authors from 30 countries in an open letter to Vladimir Putin on the eve of the Sochi Winter Olympics

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