In advance of the quickly impending Sochi Olympics, the Human Rights Watch has released a video offering brutal evidence of Russia's anti-gay hatred and human rights abuses. "The Russian authorities need to address a deteriorating situation of widespread and concerted abuse against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and activists," writes HRW. "The authorities' failure to act and some officials' homophobic comments expose LGBT people to further harassment and violence and embolden the attackers."