Olympian Johnny Weir discussed filming To Russia With Love during his recent Ask Me Anything on Reddit.com.

The documentary follows Weir, tennis legend and official U.S. Olympic delegate Billie Jean King and several other openly gay athletes at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, which took place in Sochi shortly after the Russian government approved a law that prohibits the promotion of “gay propaganda” to minors.

Weir, who provided commentary for NBC at the games, was asked by a fan about his experience shooting the film.

“Something that I learned is that the will of any activist or any person that their rights are being violated and they are fighting for equality is that they are so strong,” Weir answered. “The Russian LGBT community is close knit and so strong. And I believe the Russian LGBT community will solve this problem from within, themselves.”

“I'm going to go off on a tangent: one of the greatest experiences while working on this documentary was meeting a young Russian gay activist named Vlad who was able to sit in front of me directly and show me what his life was about and what he was going through in Russia, a country that I love so much. And because he was able to do that, and because he was able to lift my rose-colored glasses, I was able to see something that I knew I had to fight for with this film, and with as many people seeing this film and getting educated as possible.”

“I also began to appreciate activism for what it is. And appreciate the lives and energy of so many men and women,” he added.

To Russia With Love premiered Wednesday on EPIX.