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German president to boycott winter olympics

09.12.13 @ 08:38

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Germany's president Joachim Gauck is set to boycott the winter Olympics in Sochi next February because of Russia's human rights violations, reports Spiegel Online. Gauck is a vocal critic of the Kremlin, which he says harasses the political opposition, cracks down on media, and disregards the rule of law.

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