When the last time you have been to Russia? Do you know every citizen in Russia has a chance to vote for president? Putin got around 65% in 2012! Do you have a chance in US to vote for your president?--> You have a good show on TV, but no chance to put your vote in a box
This legislation could be disgrace for you, but it got almost 100% votes in Russian parliament. 99% Russians are happy about it, do you really think 140 000 000 Russians are wrong.
This is not antigay legislation, it is legislation “prohibiting propaganda of homosexuality to minors” and it was enacted on June 30. It’s an amendment to the law “On protecting children from information harmful to their health and development”. If it is not important to US citizens, it doesn't mean it is not important to Russians. In many Russian people minds homosexualism is related to criminals, who have been to jail.
Multicultural Russia has her own history, cultural roots, fundamentals and way of development, and nobody from western world has no rights to dictate to 140000000 Russians how to build healthy society.
Western dictators gain only hate towards them from Russian people by interfering in internal affairs.
This is from Russian officials:
“It bears remembering that this legislation has nothing to do with discrimination against sexual minorities, which, as any other discrimination, is absolutely prohibited by the Constitution of the Russian Federation. The amendments have been adopted solely for the sake of protecting children, who can be too young to objectively and critically assess the information forced upon them, which might do harm to their psyche and imbed distorted perceptions concerning human relations,” Dolgov said.
I really want to know how many people in US will disagree with bolded part
Russia has always been a backwards country. All you have to do is look at their history and we know Putin wishes for the good ole days of the Soviet Union. As for the Russian media no doubt they are still state run and are told to tow the line and kiss Putin's ring.
then you need to learn history they were behind the renaissance because of the mongol yoke, they were heavily fighting in the east even as in 14th century
if there was no Russia the European borders would be so totally different with the mongol horde in it and a backwards country that not even Hitler or Napoleon could conquer
actually most russians aho are not happy the "proaganda" is more about the irritance that they see the LGBT does
for example during WWII commemoration it is one of Russias biggest holidays, LGBT community would go to the tomb of the unknown soldier
a war memorial present in many russian cities, many russians are still not acceptable of them laying flowers w/ a rainbow flag on it or going to tomb of unknown soldier and kissing their in public, it is considered very unacceptable/desceration and you will find yourself in trouble
yesterday there is a video in vk about a lone 3rd gender who went to the Russian Paratroopers Day with a rainbow flag shouting
this is a day were the navy goes to the park and party with alchohol and some bring tehir wives and children
he was rounded out up but luckily we is not beaten up by them
note: Russia is still a very macho dominated society even morso than the US and if you go to the south (caucasus) is even worst
I can't fault someone for being proud of his or her country, but I'm sorry that so many Russians perceive that gays are responsible for a lot of the crime. My perception is that most crimes of violence, including gang wars, mass killings committed by drug cartels, and plain old personal attacks, are committed by macho sorts. Unless anyone thinks that hordes of rampaging, alcohol-fueled soccer hooligans, for example, are all gay. If any country locks up all of its homosexuals in the hopes of lowering the violent crime rate, citizens there are going to be in for a surprise.
Whatever argument about Putin's regulation that one wants to use--religious beliefs, a rejection of Western values--the argument about crime has no logic to it.
Whatever your sexuality, go at your own risk . There will be trouble.
Johnny and Blake Skjellerup on CNN this morning: http://newsroom.blogs.cnn.com/2013/0...-anti-gay-law/
The two are very much in agreement that for gay athletes to go to Sochi, to compete, and be themselves is a statement in and of itself.
Regarding this demand (brought up in this interview and floated on gay blogs) that gay athletes should make a "public statement" in Sochi: if the athletes did actually plan some sort of statement, what would be the point of advertising it for the whole world ahead of time? It would only give Russia a reason to deny them a visa, or their home federation might deem it too dangerous to send them to the Olympics under the circumstances. And seriously, should Johnny qualify, he really doesn't need a rainbow flag to announce that he's gay and proud of it--everyone following figure skating, in Russia and elsewhere, knows it! His presence really would be the ideal statement. Now, should Johnny qualify, the USOC could make a statement by choosing him to bear the US flag in the opening ceremony, and New Zealand could o the same with Blake
Russian media doesn't show or writes about western buzz on new legislation at all, because if they do, Russian people will develop hate and be more violent towards gays. Foreign intervention in the last couple of years already brought up violence.
People in Caucuses could pull out swords and shashki if law will be breached !
This is the place for Olympics in Sochi
By the way Putin got over 90% votes in Caucuses in 2012.
This is how Caucuses people voted for president in Russia, everyone has a chance!
Funny no one, at least so far, comes forward and disagree with it.
Many gays in Russia and around the world don't want foreign gay campaign during Olympics, but those who got 30 silver coins trying to make the case.
Sorry I don't believe Weir is a gay, because he is making to much fuss last a few years instead of skating. Some PR people manipulate him