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Moscow -- Elton John devoted a Dec. 6 Moscow concert to a Russian man killed for being gay and condemned discrimination against the local gay community onstage. The singer became the first major Western artist to speak against the legislation since it was enacted last June. During the show held at Moscow’s Crocus City Hall, John said that he was "sad to learn" about the adoption of the national law banning the "propaganda of homosexuality among minors," a legislation that many see as a crackdown on Russia’s gay community. "In my opinion, it is inhumane and it is isolating,"

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