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Lady Gaga Thanks Russian Prime Minister

Lady Gaga expressed “her gratitude” to Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev for ignoring regional laws that make it a crime to give minors information about homosexuality.  She tweeted that she thanked Medvedev for “not standing by your party’s anti-gay propaganda law.”  Gaga’s tweet came after she arrived in St Petersburg, Russia.  The city is one of three that passed bills imposing fines of up to $150,000 for providing minors with information on homosexuality.  The laws call the information “homosexual propaganda.”  Homosexuality was decriminalized in Russia in 1993, but homophobia is still very strong.