Russian, Female Athletes Share A Kiss On The Podium

Gold medallists team Russia celebrate at the women's 4x400 metres relay victory ceremony during the IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow

Kseniya Ryzhova and Tatyana Firova kissed on the winners’ podium at Luzhniki stadium in Moscow during the World Athletics Championships in what appears to be a protest against their country’s new anti-gay law. The moment came after winning the gold medal in the women’s 4X400 meters relay competition.

Neither athlete has provided a comment about the moment caught on camera but the move has already generated tons of headlines for their display of homosexual propaganda. The two athletes weren’t the only ones to stir up controversy. Pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva spoke out against the promotion of gay rights and American runner, Nick Symonds, dedicated his silver medal win to his gay friends back home.

[Photo: Grigory Dukor/Reuters]