Topic: Gay Propaganda Ban in Russia
MOSCOW, January 15 (RIA Novosti) – Russia has mounted a diplomatic offensive against “gay propaganda,” accusing the EU in a new report of trying to promote an “alien view of homosexuality and same-sex marriages as a norm of life.”
Criticism of “the aggressive propaganda of homosexual love” is found in the new report on human rights in the EU published Tuesday by the Russian Foreign Ministry.
The report, whose English translation refers to gays as “queers,” slams Europe’s “dissemination of their neo-liberal values as a universal lifestyle for all other members of the international community.”
It also notes “a steady growth of xenophobia, racism, violent nationalism, chauvinism and neo-Nazism” in Europe.
The annual report is the second of its kind by the Russian Foreign Ministry, which has established its own ombudsman’s office.
Russia has floundered in major international rights and freedoms surveys such as the Freedom of the World by the Washington D.C.-based Freedom House, which has ranked it “non-free” in every issue of its annual survey since 2004.
Official Moscow generated extensive backlash in the West when it passed a controversial law in June banning “the promotion of non-traditional sexual relations” among minors.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, who signed the law, denied that gay rights are violated in Russia.
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- Mikhail1228A sick society in moral decline!22:56, 15/01/2014Increasingly, religious Russians look on America, with its Hollywood values and celebrations of homosexuality as a sick society in moral decline and a focus of cultural and moral evil in the world.
- mettaThe Russian People deserve Human Rights For All!04:50, 16/01/2014They are not Hollywood values. They are human rights values. Love will always win in the end. The bigots will fight it but love will win! It always does....eventually! I do feel bad for the people of Russia. They deserve better! Everyone does!
- MasterAdrianSocial and human values20:04, 16/01/2014Every country has its own norms and values when it comes to human rights!
Some norms and values though are universal, and they include equality for ALL without exception! People who love differently then what is the majority way of loving do not have different norms and values, they simply love other people differently! The moment that a country creates laws that limit the freedom of loving other people that country limits the human rights values and norms of those people! And that is wrong, utterly wrong! Excluding people simply because they love other people differently is wrong! And when such wrong is endorsed and enforced by the authorities..... the authorities are wrong, utterly wrong!
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