Agence France-PresseJuly 30, 2013 12:04
Some of London's biggest gay venues are boycotting Russian vodka as part of a global movement to highlight the Kremlin's anti-gay laws.
The G-A-Y Group, which runs the famous Heaven superclub, is among those removing Russian products after President Vladimir Putin's government banned "gay propaganda" and cracked down on gay rights protests.
"As other countries move forwards (on gay rights), Russia is moving backwards," Jeremy Joseph, founder and owner of the G-A-Y Group, told AFP on Tuesday.
"It's important to show solidarity at a really hard time."