The not-widely-viewed spots are from early 2011. We’re posting them because the Putin government certainly doesn’t endorse them, if they’ve even seen them.
The ads are by LaSky, an HIV/STD prevention non-profit. They’re both quite clumsy and unsubtle—the hockey helmet one is especially silly. But this is Russia, so anything is better than nothing.
And: How many times have we seen gay men embracing in a bedroom in an American safe sex PSA?
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