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Russia rejects gay rights in G8 statement

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  1. Shame on them. How arrogant to sit there and think that the developed world is way off on this.

    I hope it’s not long before they catch up, purely for the Russian LGBT community’s sake.

    1. Russia is not part of the developed world. It’s a developing world country with a dreadful human rights record.

      1. It’s a brutal bleak place.

      2. I know? hence not saying “the REST of the developed world”

  2. Mystic Clegg 13 Apr 2012, 9:54pm

    Under the Communists – hell.

    Under the Christians – still hell.

    1. Tobias Cuthbert 13 Apr 2012, 10:27pm

      Not completely true, but to a certain extent. East Germany endorsed LGBT-rights more than West Germany. But if you look in general at former and present communist countries they are more homophobic,

  3. Russia has yet to grasp the concepts of the right to life, and due process, to say the least, so human rights for gays is way beyond their comprehension.

  4. The only comment I have to make to this ghastly Ryabkov is иди на хчй! You don’t need to be fluent in Russian to guess it’s meaning! :)

    1. хуй I mean. I must learn to check my spelling before hitting Send!

      1. you never know, he might like that

    2. Asexual Slavic Gentleman 17 Apr 2012, 2:59pm

      Chuj Ci w oko ciotopedale, bo w dupę to dla Ciebie zapewne przyjemność.

      Хуй Ти в око тëтопэдале, бо в дупѧ то для Тебе запэвнэ приемность.

  5. Is this the sort of freedom millions of russians died for in WW11? Many of course would have been LGBT.

    1. We’re upto WW eleven already?

  6. “under the pretext of protecting the so-called sexual minorities, in effect there’s aggressive propaganda and the imposition of certain behavior and values that may insult the majority of the society.”

    Could not have said it better!

    1. Buzz off, you homophobic twit.

    2. You are a bit Of a knob, aren’t you? Intolerant piece of s””t.

    3. Cheesus of Nazareth 14 Apr 2012, 11:08am

      There’s a lovely run down high-rise flat in Moscow with your name on it along with a case of cheap vodka just waiting for you. You belong there along with all the other pissed up homophobic morons. Enjoy love enjoy, and be sure to sleep on the pavement in the middle of a winter’s night like so many of the other drunks do after they have finished off five or six bottles of cheap vodka too.

    4. coming from a tw@t whose country never valued human life

    5. Yeh, so threatening aren’t they? You are an idiot and so is Ryabkov

  7. Keith Farrell 13 Apr 2012, 10:43pm

    So the Russia has no part in the UN, If they are not prepared to give gay people rights why must gay people visit their country for that matter why must we allow any of our funds to support that country and maybe we should complain to the companies that do business there forcing them to close shop, just like what was done to get South Africa to change. yes some people will suffer but it is the only way forward

    1. Random Hero 14 Apr 2012, 11:50am

      If support for gay rights was a prerequisite for UN membership, the number of member states almost would be decimated..

  8. Tarlok Singh 13 Apr 2012, 10:46pm

    I think we have the power to wake them up! couldn’t all the trolly-dollys etc refuse to fly there! that might cause a stir? They are relying on this idea that they GLBT are completely powerless. But the world has changed a little bit, has it not?

  9. Russia has always been a thug nation, nothing new here!

  10. jonnielondon 13 Apr 2012, 11:24pm

    Homophobic slavic christofascists!

    1. no need for racist remarks

  11. Like I’m going to take moral instruction from a bunch of people who were part of a failed Communist system and are today ruled by a dictator they are too cowardly to reject.

  12. They are hiding a secret, the Russian government is gay, deeply in the closet gay. So deep they would stop gay rights so it looks like they are not gay. If you investigate these people you will find them in the closet.

  13. Could European LGBT organisations contemplate a boycott of Russian products and services to leverage them into mainstream values about LGBT human rights and civil liberties?

  14. So sad Russia rejected LGB rights :( I feel sorry for the LGB citizens of Russia, and really the visitors too

    I would love to visit Moscow someday, but with the way the country is headed I might not.

    1. I hate when countries are run by religion. Christianity is evil and pathetic.

      1. I hate it when people have double standards. Funny how your “tolerance” is only limited to certain minorities. Shame on you.

        1. Of course I’m only going to tolerate what’s right

          1. Paul O'Neill 15 Apr 2012, 12:05am

            I’m a Christian and gay. I’m sorry you think I’m evil and pathetic. Paul, Manchester

  15. Why accept gay rights when it is much more profitable to blackmail gay people? This is one of the most corrupt places on earth.

    1. Corruption of any kind has reached a level in Russia that it has already lost its meaning. Russians don’t know anymore what is “corruption”, the same way they don’t know what is “freedom”.

  16. George Broadhead 14 Apr 2012, 9:32am

    Religion has been mentioned in several posts as being the culprit where homophobia in Russia is concerned.

    I gather that the Russian Orthodox Church has gained many adherents since the collapse of Communism and its hostile stance on LGBT relationships and rights is well known, but is its influence that strong on politicians and the population as a whole?

    I

  17. They should be expelled from the G8 or UN until they recognise LGBT people

    1. Sadly if everyone in the UN who did not believe in LGBT rights was expelled the UN would be a much smaller organisation.

  18. Robert in S. Kensington 14 Apr 2012, 12:24pm

    Another reason never to allow it into the EU.

    1. russia in eu? i dont think they would ever want to

    2. Asexual Slavic Gentleman 17 Apr 2012, 2:53pm

      They are in the CIS, cretin. Soon it will be transformed into the Eurasian Union.

      Why should they want to join that pathetic eurokholkhoz, anyway? It’s dying.

  19. Robert in S. Kensington 14 Apr 2012, 1:07pm

    Meanwhile, the religious nutters are off again on another tirade, courteousy of Lord Carey!

    http://www.skynews.com.au/world/article.aspx?id=739640&vId=

  20. russia is the tricky one, largest country in the world, nuclear and political super power, rich in gas, oil and other minerals

  21. We need to support the LGBT community in Russia, they must be so afraid.

    We do have power, the power to teach and show them they are wrong and to do that we have keep the pressure up with them not turn our backs on them.

    Sanctions only go so far when a country is so far behind in human rights. It takes time, lets chip away at them.

  22. My thoughts are with the GLBT folks in Russia. I hope this won’t break them.

  23. in moscow blokes bugger each other same as in london what’s the big deal?

  24. Asexual Slavic Gentleman 17 Apr 2012, 2:46pm

    Proud of Russia! Just like Lithuania, do not let the fag propaganda to enter your country! Also proud of the OMON and brave militiamen, punishing their absolutely disgusting parades.

    Cheers from Poland, Slavdom will never accept faggotry!

    Let Westerners rot in their own excrements. Islam will soon decapitate them, anyway.

  25. Asexual Slavic Gentleman 17 Apr 2012, 3:22pm

    Faggots deleting critical coments towards them? How… typical. I don’t want to live in the Totalitarian LGB-Countrey.

    Muh freeduzm, muh dik.

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