Russian Gay Ban Author: ‘Stephen Fry is a Bringer of Evil’

Milonov

Not surprisingly, Vitaly Milonov, the author of the St. Petersburg, Russia law banning gay propaganda, on which the federal law is based, dislikes outspoken British actor Stephen Fry.

AAP reports:
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"For me Stephen Fry is a bringer of evil, as he expresses ideas which are evil," Milonov told AFP in an interview in Saint Petersburg.

Milonov and Fry became arch enemies after the two men held a face-to-face meeting in Saint Petersburg in March and have traded insults through the media ever since. Fry is an implacable critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who he once memorably said looked like the Dobby the House Elf from the Harry Potter books.

Despite the outcry sparked by the adoption of the law both in Saint Petersburg and nationwide, Milonov sees no harm in what he describes as "preventative" legislation.

"It's a declaration of our values, our response to the challenges of the present time….Thank God that we have Putin, who defends the basic interests of Russia, for defending its values…[Russia] needs to resist the wave of degradation that has seized the Western world."

"I do not know why we have to apologise in front of Westerners. The preaching tone that they adopted in this area does not suit us."

Milonov has urged Putin to enforce the gay ban during the upcoming Sochi Olympic Games. He is also the lawmaker who targeted Lady Gaga and Madonna with visa investigations.

Comments

  1. Fenrox says

    NEVER EVER LET STEPHEN FRY IN RUSSIA, EVER! I do not want anything bad to happen to him, he is far too awesome. Those crazy hate mongers would totally go after him.

  2. Fenrox says

    NEVER EVER LET STEPHEN FRY IN RUSSIA, EVER! I do not want anything bad to happen to him, he is far too awesome. Those crazy hate mongers would totally go after him.

  3. Dan Cobb says

    I think this sad and twisted Russian can’t see straight! Look at all the religious iconography behind him. He’s obviously a delusional person (anyone who can believe in the myths of religion is not all ‘there’ as far as I am concerned).

  4. John Normile says

    Vitaly looks like one of those guys your parents warned you about…..stay away, he probably hurts small animals.

  5. DW says

    Ah, Russian values — these would include a brutal monarchy, serfdom, anti-Semitic pogroms, government-engineered famine, genocide against small farmers, Stalinist show trials, the Gulag, a murderous secret police, suppression of democracy in the East Bloc, forced commitment of political prisoners in mental hospitals, mass theft of state assets by ex-KGB oligarchs, nuclear poisoning of dissidents abroad, stolen elections, a shrinking, alcoholic population, and a ruthless kleptocracy in lockstep with a retrograde church.

    Give me the decadent West any century.

  6. HadenoughBS says

    “It’s a declaration of our values, our response to the challenges of the present time….Thank God that we have Putin, who defends the basic interests of Russia, for defending its values…[Russia] needs to resist the wave of degradation that has seized the Western world.”

    Excuse me, Mr. Milonov (of the many Russian Orthodox icons Milonovs) but didn’t the Nazis believe that burning books, beating up certain people and denying them an education and employment, closing synagogues, and, ultimately, putting Jews, gays, non-Aryans and others in the death camps also were defenses of Germany’s “values”? Is this really the road the Russian state wants to travel??

  7. hugo says

    Why is Milonov not sporting a full beard? Wasn’t it Tsar Peter who forced his nobles to shave off their beards to become more ‘Western’? c’mon Vitaly, grow one, if you can. It would make you look much more like the Russian Taliban that you are.

  8. JoyZeeBoy says

    “…Putin, who defends the basic interests of Russia …”

    Which consists, apparently, of bringing the Tsar back from the dead and restoring auto-theo-cracy to Holy Mother Russia.

    I mean, get a load of girlfriend’s decor!

  9. Kev C says

    What is going on in that picture? It’s like a religious bait & tackle shop that makes hoagies while you take a swedish sauna.

  10. Loved says

    It’s ironic that there are leaders in this world whose mission is to dehumanize other people by using words which can only be applied to them.