It’s no secret that Russian President Vladimir Putin isn’t a fan of western culture. He’s made it painfully clear throughout the decades that he thinks the people in the west are basically degenerates.
And sadly, as time goes on, I can’t say that he’s wrong on that assumption. And when it comes to children, Putin takes an even stronger stance. Recently, during televised remarks, Putin declared that “pedophilia” is now considered the “norm” in the west…
From Hindustan Times
Russian President Vladimir Putin, who frequently decries Western gender and sexual freedoms as an existential danger, said Tuesday paedophilia had become the norm in the West.
“Look at what they do to their own people: the destruction of families, of cultural and national identities and the perversion that is child abuse all the way up to paedophilia are advertised as the norm… and priests are forced to bless same-sex marriages,” Putin said.
“Look at what they do to their own people… destruction of families, of cultural and national identities, and perversion that is child abuse all the way up to paedophilia are advertised as the norm…” he said as he attacked the United States and the US-led NATO for starting and sustaining the Ukraine war. Putin cast Russia (and Ukraine) as ‘victims’ of the West’s double-dealing and claimed that Russia is fighting for its existence.
In December last year, Putin signed into law a bill that broadens Russia’s ban on ‘LGBTQ propaganda’ and makes it illegal for anyone to promote same-sex relationships, or even suggest that non-heterosexual orientations are normal.
The new laws also immensely expand the scope of a 2013 law that prohibited the dissemination of LGBTQ-related information. It makes it illegal to publicly promote or ‘praise’ LGBTQ relationships or non-heterosexual orientations.
Homosexuality was decriminalised in Russia in 1993 but homophobia and discrimination remain widespread.
Activists quoted by British broadcaster BBC said the new law strengthens Russia’s crackdown on ‘non-traditional’ sexual relationships, affecting everything from books and films to social media posts. The activists vowed to continue fighting for minorities’ rights in Russia.
In 2013, a bill was passed that prohibited so-called ‘gay propaganda’ in relation to children.
In his speech Putin also suspended Russia’s involvement in the New START nuclear arms treaty with the US, which is the last remaining nuclear arms control pact with Washington, DC.