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Don't Miss the Cobert Report's "Penetrative" Mission into the Gay Russian Underground

Some in Russia's gay community see Putin's anti-gay laws as "silly and unenforceable."

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Colbert's Buddy Cole goes on a "penetrative" mission into the gay Russian underground scene to determine whether president Vladimir Putins ban on "homosexual propaganda" has weakened the gay community. 

This is a fun clip. But there are some poignant moments, especially the exchange between Cole and the owner of a gay nightclub in Sochi.

When Cole asked the man whether business had worsened since the passage of the anti-gay propaganda laws, the man replied: "Absolutely not. It's a silly law that can't be enforced. For me, gay relationships are traditional. For someone else, they are not." 

Aaron Cantú is an investigator for the Marijuana Arrest Research Project and an independent journalist based in Brooklyn. Follow him on Twitter @aaronmiguel_
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