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Gay Activists Attacked in Russia as Government Moves to Enact Law Banning LGBT 'Propaganda': VIDEO


Russia is planning to enact oppressive gay legislation banning "gay propaganda" which might include things as minor as a kiss, nationwide, the AP reports:

The legislation being pushed by the Kremlin and the Russian Orthodox Church would make it illegal nationwide to provide minors with information that is defined as "propaganda of sodomy, lesbianism, bisexuality and transgenderism." It includes a ban on holding public events that promote gay rights. St. Petersburg and a number of other Russian cities already have similar laws on their books.

The bill is part of an effort to promote traditional Russian values as opposed to Western liberalism, which the Kremlin and church see as corrupting Russian youth and by extension contributing to a wave of protest against President Vladimir Putin's rule.

Samburov describes the anti-gay bill as part of a Kremlin crackdown on minorities of any kind — political and religious as well as sexual — designed to divert public attention from growing discontent with Putin's rule.

The oppressive law could levy a $16,000 fine for a gay public kiss.

The AP also makes note of an attack this weekend in Voronezh, a city south of Moscow. Several activists protesting the planned legislation were violently attacked by anti-gay counterprotestors throwing snowballs.


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  1. Thank you for sharing this useful information.

    Posted by: review | Jan 21, 2013 8:59:25 AM

  2. Badly written article.

    Voronezh is "a city south of Moscow" like Richmond VA is "a city south of New York." It's 500 km away and has a totally different politics. Neo-Nazis have been a problem for a long time there.

    And gay infrastructure in Petersburg and Moscow is defined as "gay nightclubs and gyms." Gay gyms? In Moscow? Really? Maybe they mean saunas...

    Posted by: KevinVT | Jan 21, 2013 9:41:09 AM

  3. Horrible.

    Posted by: Miguel | Jan 21, 2013 11:40:09 AM

  4. Horrible.

    Posted by: Miguel | Jan 21, 2013 11:40:09 AM

  5. Russia, mad and spastic, is never going to get it right.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Jan 21, 2013 12:01:38 PM

  6. God d*mn, Russia is a harsh place. But that sign the kid is holding up is pretty funny.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jan 21, 2013 12:21:48 PM

  7. "The bill is part of an effort to promote traditional Russian values as opposed to Western liberalism" - I think this is what DEMOCRACY means. People don't want to have this type of change in their society. Shouldn't this be OK???
    If USA has democracy, why then Occupy Wall Street protesters were bitten up? or Why people with different views than gov has are being prosecuted???
    I think, "before you want to teach someone, teach yourself" - should be applied to everyone.

    Posted by: sayit | Jan 21, 2013 1:42:39 PM

  8. @sayit
    A democracy is also about protecting the rights of the minority from the tyranny of the majority. Or did you forget that, svoloch?

    Vsex nacistskix, v tom chisle i tebya, na xuj.

    Posted by: mk ultra | Jan 21, 2013 3:52:26 PM

  9. Russia still backwards I see and oppressing its people. But no communism to blame any more.

    Long since time that Putin and his corrupt system was replaced by a modern Russia. Educated Russians must be so ashamed of this nonsense!

    Posted by: Keith | Jan 21, 2013 5:25:28 PM

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