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Putin Blames Ukraine Unrest on 'Gay Nazis'

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5/16/2014 9:00 AM
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­­The Bilerico Project (May 16): “Putin Blames Ukraine Unrest on 'Gay Nazis'"

Russian president Vladimir Putin has taken to labeling anti-Russian protesters in Kiev as "gay Nazis," says Matthew Schmidt, assistant professor of national security and political science at UNH. The gay Nazis label was simultaneously an attempt to tie the new pro-Europe camp in Kiev to the hated German Third Reich while also taking advantage of the growing acceptance of gay marriage in the West, particularly in the United States.

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