Stephen Fry calls for boycott of anti-gay Russia's 2014 Winter Olympics

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Stephen Fry has written an emotional open letter to David Cameron, Lord Coe, and other Olympic officials, asking them to boycott and strip Russia of the 2014 Winter Olympics. In the letter, posted on his website, Mr Fry likens anti-gay laws passed by Russian president Vladimir Putin to the anti-Jewish legislation of Nazi Germany, which hosted the 1936 Olympics. The actor said letting Russia host its games would "wipe away" the glory of London 2012. "At all costs, Putin cannot be seen to have the approval of the civilised world," he said. Click here to read the letter in full.