Russian police arrested several gay rights activists protesting in Moscow and St. Petersburg, at same time of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics' opening.
In Moscow, police quickly detained ten gay rights activists who waved rainbow flags on Red Square and attempted to sing a Russian anthem.
In St. Petersburg, four activists were detained after unfurling a banner quoting the Olympic Charter's ban on any form of discrimination.
In all cases, the protesters were quickly rounded up by police, arrested and moved to police station.
Russian law banning gay propaganda from reaching minors is used to repress any act or protest supporting LGBT rights.
Russian authorities have refused to comment, while IOC turns a blind eye.
There is always more police than protesters