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Mayor says no gay residents in Sochi

Updated: January 27, 2014, 11:55 AM ET
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The mayor of Sochi, Russia, says there are no gays in his city, which will host the Winter Olympics next month.

"We don't have them in our town," Anatoly Pakhomov told the BBC in an interview that aired Monday.

Asked whether he was positive, the mayor replied, "I'm not sure, I don't bloody know them."

A ban on propaganda of "nontraditional sexual relations" that was signed into law by President Vladimir Putin in June has provoked widespread international outrage from ...

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