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Contrasting attitudes to being gay in the military

BBC correspondents Richard Galpin and Paul Wood talk about the politically charged issue of being gay in the Russian and Israeli military.

The Russian army does allow gay men to enter the ranks but Richard Galpin says it would be pretty much impossible to be openly gay due to fears of reprisals.

In contrast, since 1993, gays and lesbians can serve openly in the Israeli Army, as Paul Wood reports.


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