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Russian pol goes after Lady Gaga for promoting gay rights

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A political ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin is taking legal action against Lady Gaga for promoting gay rights to minors during a concert on Sunday.

Vitaly Milonov, the architect of a city law that bans gay "propaganda," accused Gaga of breaking the law at the beginning of her show.

"We saw that in addition to music, songs and such, there were direct calls for 12-year-old citizens to support the LGBT community," Milonov said.

Lady Gaga said offstage that her managers received a call threatening her with arrest or a $50,000 fine if she spoke in support of the LGBT community, according to media reports.

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