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Annie Releases Pro-LGBT Anthem "Russian Kiss" as Olympics Begin

The Norwegian pop star sings, "Shake a fist for the Russian kiss!" amid rising scrutiny over Russia's laws against "gay propaganda"

Hey Sochi, you listening? 

In the midst of heated scrutiny over Russia's ban against "gay propaganda," Norwegian pop star Annie (along with NYC-based Norwegian painter/sculptor Bjarne Melgaard) released a big "eff you" to Putin, dropping a pro-LGBT anthem "Russian Kiss" on the opening day of the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Over a killer electro-dance beat—think Britney Spears plus heavy '80s synths—the indie darling hauntingly coos, "So you love for the lovers? The Others? / The fighters? Outsiders? / People like you? / Shake a fist for the Russian kiss!" 

The Russian kiss refers to making out with whoever you want, according to the accompanying visual. Watch below as the adorable singer/songwriter sings the rallying cry amid a sea of happy, proud same-sex couples.

Funny... that message is quite similar to Russia's most famous musical export from the '00s: Faux lesbian pop duo t.A.T.u., who will perform at the opening ceremonies today.

Buy the song on iTunes and a portion of the proceeds will go to allout.org.

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