Lifestyle & Belief

Watch 2,000 awesome Swedes support LGBT community by singing Russian national anthem

The Winter Olympics in Sochi are almost here. Russia's notorious campaign against LGBT citizens (and stray dogs) continues.

Sweden, meanwhile, continues to be awesome. It's awesome at Olympic cross-country skiing. And it's awesome at showing LGBT solidarity.

In October of 2013, 2,000 Swedes gathered in the Olympic Stadium in Stockholm to send a message of support to the Russian LGBT community (and, presumably, to LGBT athletes from around the world) by surrounding themselves in rainbow flags and singing the Russian national anthem.

Organizers have just released a final, slickly-edited video of the event, called "Live and Let Love."

Putin won't like it much, but it'll hit you right in the feels.