ABC News aired a brief segment highlighting just some of the violence and systemic harassment LGBT people face in Vladimir Putin's Russia.
Arkady Gyngazov has left his position at the club and come to the U.S., as he says he feels unsafe in Russia.
It's the latest in a series of attacks on Central Station, Moscow's largest gay nightclub.
Unknown assailants sprayed a harmful gas inside the Central Station club Saturday night, just a week after gunshots were fired there.
No one was injured, but the attack continues the spate of antigay violence in Russia.
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