6 Solid Songs Protesting Putin's Antigay Russia
The Olympic Games have always been considered a political event. However, this year more than ever, politics have been front and center thanks to the host nation's anti-gay laws, snubs from world leaders and protests around the globe. (NBC Sports may as well be CNN.)
While people continue to speak out, these musicians are waxing anti-Putin poetics. Here are our six favorite songs sung in protest of Russia’s anti-gay policies and human rights abuses.
1. When you think “protest music” and “Russia,” you think Pussy Riot. The Agit-pop punk collective have become the poster grrls for anti-Putin protesting.
3. Not really a song in protest of Putin’s anti-gay laws, but it’s impossible not to find significance and maybe even prescience in the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles singing “We Shall Overcome” in Moscow in 1999.