Are you openly Tory or an ‘out and proud’ Conservative supporter? Thinking of taking a vacation to Russia this summer or going to the Winter Olympics next year?
If you’re a member of the Conservative Party and a trip to the iconic city of Moscow or Sochi is on your bucket list, an anti-Tory law recently passed in Russia may have you thinking again.
In a throwback to the country’s authoritarian ruling, Russian president Vladimir Putin has signed a controversial law that punishes people for propagating what it calls “Conservative propaganda.”
Russia has also said it will enforce the new law cracking down on public displays of Conservatism by pro-Tory athletes when it hosts international athletes and fans during the 2014 Olympics in Sochi.
Russian Minister of Sport, Tourism and Youth policy, Vitaly Mutko, said in an interview with state news agency RIA Novosti:
Athletes of unconventional political orientation like Tories…
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