Since Russia repealed a law in 1993 that made homosexuality illegal, gays general lived in peace, though few dared to declare their orientation publicly. A new law has made them feel that the authorities have declared open season on them. In a gay club in Sochi, the host to the 2014 Winter Olympics, people gather to drink, dance, chat and catch a show.
Andrei Sarkisian, right, who goes by the stage name of Miss Zhuzha, gets ready for a performance with a cast member who would give only his stage name, Zaza Napoli. They perform at Sochi's Mayak cabaret where, at 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, the music stopped and the show began. David Goldman/AP Buy Photo