We are well aware that Putin and the powers that be in Russia have no respect for the rights of their own citizens, especially the LGBT people in that country. However, this recent report by The Guardian should send shockwaves into the international community:
According to the Guardian:
Athletes and spectators attending the Winter Olympics in Sochi in February will face some of the most invasive and systematic spying and surveillance in the history of the Games, documents shared with the Guardian show. Russia‘s powerful FSB security service plans to ensure that no communication by competitors or spectators goes unmonitored during the event, according to a dossier compiled by a team of Russian investigative journalists looking into preparations for the 2014 Games.
Find out more at TheGuardian.com