Exactly what that means regarding the so-called gay propaganda law, though, remains to be seen.
The former army intelligence officer who released thousands of classified government documents to WikiLeaks in 2010 reportedly struggled with gender identity issues.
Nikolai Alexeyev responded to a government investigation charging that he insulted two Russian lawmakers on Twitter over their support of Russia's anti-LGBT laws.
The out authors and activists railed against Russia's anti-LGBT laws on MSNBC's All In With Chris Hayes.
"If you want to boycott Olympic games in Russia… you want to boycott me," said Anton Krasovsky.