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In protest of Russia's increasingly stringent anti-LGBT laws, some Castro bars (like the Moby Dick) are pulling Stolichnaya from their shelves, and others have noticed customers refusing the Russian vodka. The boycott is gaining momentum nationwide, but some say it's a misguided effort. "We fully support and endorse your objectives to fight against prejudice in Russia," stated Stoli head Val Mendeleev, noting the company's history of "standing very passionately on the side of the LGBT community." Update: Hi Tops has joined in as well. [KTVU]