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Madonna and Lady Gaga could face charges in Russia


Russian officials are considering prosecution against Lady Gaga and Madonna after discovering they entered the country under on the wrong visas. The investigation was prompted by controversial Russian politician Vitaly Milonov; known best for authoring St. Petersburg’s anti-gay law that bans LGBT propaganda.

ABC News has the report:

?The Russian government is sending a shot across the bow to Lady Gaga, Madonna, and other performers who are taking up gay rights in Russia,? said Paul Saunders, the executive director of the Center for the National Interest.

During concerts in St. Petersburg last year, both Lady Gaga and Madonna denounced the city?s harsh anti-gay law from the stage.

?Tonight, this is my house Russia. You can be gay in my house,? Lady Gaga said during her performance in December.

A few months earlier, Madonna made similar comments during her concert.

?Gay people here and all around the world have the same rights,? she said.

Those comments have landed the pop stars in hot water in Russia. The two have been accused of spreading what the law calls
?gay propaganda? under St. Petersburg?s anti-gay law.

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