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Did A Racist Just Light The Olympic Flame At Sochi?

by | 7th, February 2014

MANY all eyes on the Winter Olympics in Sochi for signs of anti-gayness. But what about racism? Irina Rodnina is an MP from Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party. She used to be a champion figure skater.

No. Not her. This is Russia’s Irina Rodina at the Sydney Olympics:

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We’re talking about Irina Rodnina, who with Vladislav Tretiak Irina Rodnina lit the flame:

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This is sweet Rodnina’s tweet last year:

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She defended her obvious stupidity and bigotry by saying:

“Freedom of speech is freedom of speech, and you should answer for your own hang-ups.”

And such laughably arcane racism is the sign of a weak mind.

 



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