Well my advice would be not to wear those rainbow colours OUTSIDE the Olympic village. You might not get arrested but you might as well stick a big bull's eye on your face.
That's why I said INSIDE the village but OUTSIDE the Stadium. Two separate things.
I'm not sure about the law but I think we can't have sex or make out all we want. (Not sure why anybody would want that either) Just kissing wouldn't be a demonstration. With that I think Putin means going out on the street with a group of people protesting against anything.
Booze makes you do a lot of stupid things sweetie, and I assure you spectators will likely be drinking.
This still doesn't answer my question though. A group of people wearing propaganda and just going out but not protesting could have the appearance of a rally. How does he plan on handling this is my question. And more importantly how do the police plan on handling this?
I still remain at my point that if you go to Russia and you are not sure about the law, better stay on the safe side. If you know you could get arrested for kissing your boyfriend or girlfriend on the mouth, why not wait for the hotel room?
The point is that it shouldn't have to be that way. Either EVERYONE should have to wait to go to their rooms for a celebratory kiss that YAY our country won this or this medal, or no one should. It's about equality
and not feeling like a second class citizen/person for wanting to show your love for someone.
I'm okay with it being everyone having to wait. Whatever. It's not cool, but still. I'd rather it be that. That is EQUAL. I'm not a second class citizen and I shouldn't have to be treated like one. No one should be treated like one.
Either way, that wasn't what that comment was for. It was for clarification. Because if you're traveling, period, you should be as clear on laws as possible before going to a new place. That's something EVERY traveler should do for EVERY country if you're unsure of a law. Better to error on the safe side, but if you're told you'll be safe if you don't Rally or Demonstrate and you get arrested for something you don't consider a Demonstration? That's my point. What is a Demonstration? What is a Rally? These terms need to be defined for us by Putin/ Russian law with regards to this specific law, or any law. Simply because I take that statement to refer to any kind of rally/demonstration not just Pro/Anti LGBT. (because let's face it. Some will go and be like Rally to Support this law....)