Host Katerina Grachyova talks with Jon Hellevig, Martyn Andrews, John Goodbody and Akil Patterson.
Last week the White House cancelled Obama’s meeting with Vladimir Putin, scheduled for September in Moscow, and now some voices are calling for a more dramatic rebuke. South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and British actor and writer Stephen Fry – among others - are calling for a boycott of next year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi. “I know athletes would be heartbroken,” Graham told journalists. “I love the Olympics, but I hate what Russia is doing throughout the world.” Two reasons seem to be behind these calls for boycotting the games. The first one is that former NSA contractor Edward Snowden was granted temporary political asylum in Russia; the second is the perception that Russia’s adoption of a law restricting gay propaganda aimed at minors is somehow anti-gay.