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Vladimir Putin Threatens to Ban Adoptions of Russian Children for Nations That Allow Gay Marriage

President Vladimir Putin today suggested changes to Russia's adoption laws could be forthcoming to bar nations that allow gay marriage from adopting, the Telegraph reports:

PutinSpeaking at Novo-Ogarevo, his residence outside Moscow, Mr Putin said he thought bilateral agreements with other countries on adoption should be changed if they contradicted Russian law.

The president was responding to a suggestion by the head of a regional parliament that Russia should modify its bilateral adoption agreement with France because of the country’s recent approval of gay marriage.

“She is right,” said Mr Putin. “We have to react to what is going on around us. We treat our partners with respect, but we ask that they treat with respect the cultural traditions, the ethic, legal and moral norms of Russia.

“I believe I have the right to introduce changes into such documents. This is a topical question, we need to think about this.”

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  1. Spoken like a true dictator.

    Posted by: Tom | Apr 26, 2013 1:31:29 PM

  2. Russia is like a socio-political time bomb on its path to an imploding doom.

    Posted by: gayalltheway | Apr 26, 2013 1:37:50 PM

  3. Vladimir Putin - " i saw this old musical called Oliver! And I was saddened to hear that that type of cruel overcrowded orphanage is harder to find these days. I hope to ensure that orphanages remain crowded and the children lonely and without parents, so they can be inspired to conduct massive musical numbers , which is apparently what a prolonged stay in a crowded orphanage does to you."

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Apr 26, 2013 1:37:52 PM

  4. Also - doesn't want kids adopted into countries that treat spools of thread and bars of soap as anything less than elitist luxury items.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Apr 26, 2013 1:39:17 PM

  5. Didn’t all these orphans come from a unique union of a man and a woman ?

    Posted by: Au | Apr 26, 2013 1:39:31 PM

  6. 19th Century Tsarist Russia lives starring Vladimir Putin as "The Tsar" with all supporting roles played by members of the Russian Orthodox Church. Now, is this homophobic position really a surprise to anyone? Anyone??

    How do you say NOMbie in Russian?

    Posted by: HadenoughBS | Apr 26, 2013 1:41:05 PM

  7. Good for him! Once an orphan, always an orphan; that's what I say! It's their own fault they couldn't hang on to the parents they were given; why the hell should they be allowed to live with two, adoring parents who can provide for them a loving home, a future, an education. Humbug! You GO, Vlad!

    Posted by: Kile Ozier | Apr 26, 2013 1:42:00 PM

  8. When Vlad the Impaler and the Bigot Brigade in the U.S. agree on something, the rest of us show know we are on the side of right.

    Any man who would do such harm to the parentless children of his nation is the lowest form of human being. I guess "the cultural traditions, the ethic, legal and moral norms of Russia" are intolerably cruelty and evil.

    Posted by: Bart | Apr 26, 2013 1:47:01 PM

  9. "Vladimir Putin Threatens to Ban Adoptions of Russian Children for Nations That Allow Gay Marriage"... That's fine Mr. Putin. Your welcome to keep those kids.

    Posted by: Ted | Apr 26, 2013 1:54:58 PM

  10. Kiwi, that was brilliant!

    Posted by: Mary | Apr 26, 2013 1:56:11 PM

  11. They wouldn't be in an orphanage if they hadn't lost both their parents. To lose one parent may be regarded as unfortunate. To lose both looks like carelessness.

    Posted by: Clayton | Apr 26, 2013 2:06:24 PM

  12. They wouldn't be in an orphanage if they hadn't lost both their parents. To lose one parent may be regarded as unfortunate. To lose both looks like carelessness.

    Posted by: Clayton | Apr 26, 2013 2:06:24 PM

  13. This man is EVIL! Beyond any other villain from one of those popcorn movies mentioned here earlier.

    Posted by: George F | Apr 26, 2013 2:10:37 PM

  14. Yes, of course -- all the nations of the world know that the children of Russia make the very best children for anyone, and we are just dying to adopt your orphans.

    With this new ruling, it will make all the nations rethink -- do we allow our gay people to be married at the cost of not every being able to adopt a superior being from Russia?

    Clearly, without the influx of the supermen and women that come from Russia, countries such as Canada, Argentina, Belgium, and now France will end up in the dustbin of history.

    Posted by: Randy | Apr 26, 2013 2:12:46 PM

  15. Oh shucky darn! No more psychotic kids from with affective disorders because they've never been picked up and held in those Russian orphanages they've been warehoused in. However will we get by without them?!

    Posted by: Caliban | Apr 26, 2013 2:14:23 PM

  16. How does this hurt anyone but the children of Russia - who clearly are already enjoying the very best of Russian cultural traditions...?

    It really would suck to rip them away from their lives of luxury, lounging around all day in Russian orphanages and drag them off to some homo-loving country where they might actually have friends, and go to school, and see the sun...

    Posted by: MikeInSanJose | Apr 26, 2013 2:18:32 PM

  17. Oh noes, Russia will have to deal with the results of Russian irresponsibility and tragedy.

    Terrible... NOT.

    Posted by: Polyboy | Apr 26, 2013 2:21:08 PM

  18. Guess Putin forget that his country helped the US against the Nazis in WWII. He would have fit right in with Hitler and his cronies.

    Posted by: Jack M | Apr 26, 2013 2:26:25 PM

  19. And Russia's relentless march toward fascism continues...

    Posted by: AJD | Apr 26, 2013 2:30:30 PM

  20. Woopty doo! You can keep all of those sensory deprived little Chucky dolls.

    Posted by: marco | Apr 26, 2013 2:43:11 PM

  21. Russia is just a backwards country. Thank goodness they have all those natural resources to sell so that we can buy them off with hard currency.

    Leave the sleeping bear lie.

    As it happens, there are plenty of children in need of parents around the world.

    Posted by: Fahd | Apr 26, 2013 2:44:52 PM

  22. putin is no different than any other of the communist dictators from the history of the soviet union. he would rather children living drab state run orphanages than having a loving family

    Posted by: walter | Apr 26, 2013 2:51:54 PM

  23. Topical... If you weren't talking about me I would applaud the burn.

    Posted by: Fenrox | Apr 26, 2013 2:52:36 PM

  24. HadenoughBS, Tsarist Russia was not so homophobic, not like Putin's Russia, which is still governed psychologically by the cancer of Lenin-Stalin. Yes, same-sex relationships were frowned upon publicly but condoned privately. It was expected that a man would get married. What he did after he was married was his business. There were a lot of sexless marriages in the Russian aristocracy.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Apr 26, 2013 2:53:47 PM

  25. Putin = Stalin v.2.0

    Posted by: AggieCowboy | Apr 26, 2013 3:35:03 PM

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