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  1. CH Brighton 17 Jan 2014, 3:22pm

    Although demonstrating such appalling ignorance, this mans finger hovers over his country’s nuclear button.

    1. Yes, frightening, isn’t it. We actually live in a terrifying world. And a couple of my old friends just don’t even know it. They’re off every night to another musical in the West End! La-la land. Make Believe.

      1. Helge Vladimir Tiller 18 Jan 2014, 10:46am

        Like Your comment. All the best to your “old” friends- and to you !

    2. The mechanic who services the plane Vlad flies around in is more powerful than Vlad. The security personnel around Vlad are more powerful than Vlad. He is subject to everyone around him, and at a given point those around him will consider him too great a liability. Why would the Russian military give up their lives in a war when they can just remove him and the other politicians to end the problem? It comes down to convenience in that case, which doesn’t bode well for Vlad, the Human Rights Violator, or any corrupt politician. Heck, tomorrow or the next day Vlad can be removed by those around him.

  2. What about LGBT teens?! They have no protection at all in Russia! How that could be in 21 century? In the country -member of Council of Europe?!
    He said that USA has criminal punishment for gays… Well yes, and EU have “big problems with human rights”.

  3. The gay kids in your own population have far more to fear from you, Putin, than anyone attending the Olympics. Why anyone would want to go there, with this sort of bigoted and threatening ‘reassurance’ hanging in the air, is beyond me.

  4. “President Putin then claimed that legalising paedophilia had seriously been considered in several countries in relation to their acceptance of gay rights…. There is nothing secret about it, look it up on the internet and you’ll find it straightaway,”
    That great haven of gay rights, Iran!

  5. What the hell is wrong with this man? He really does make my blood boil with his willful ignorance and his moronic comments. I’m tired of him bleating on about “propaganda” and linking gay people to paedophiles. Can this man not seem to grasp that the two are poles apart. In fact from what I have read, it’s most likely that straight men are paedophiles… BUT obviously being so isn’t linked to sexuality at all.
    As for “propaganda”, it’s called educating FFS. If you are going to teach kids about sex, relationships etc, you should cover all bases, not just ignore sections of society. I really don’t understand these people and the way their evil little minds work.
    I don’t understand why people have to target others and make their lives hell. I really can’t stand the IOC for basically ignoring the whole situation with Russia and the Olympics… But then I guess, money/advertising talks

    1. Lee, thank you for your comment because it has suggested to me that in fact we in the West really don’t realise just how “other” those people over there in the East actually are. They’re living on another planet. They’re as bad as the ignorant Muslims who are also in the East. In that sense Russian Orthodox Christians and Middle Eastern Muslims have of ignorance and stupidity in common.

    2. Lee, I totally agree with everything you’ve written. I don’t understand while we’re still going when Putin’s views are clearly against those of the Olympic charter. This gay/lesbian=paedophilia lie is pernicious and dangerous.

    3. Lee, I agree with your sentiment, but I have to make a technical correction. Putin did not compare gay people to paedophiles — he implicitly compared them to child molesters. These phrases are not interchangeable, there is a huge difference between them.

      Paedophiles are sexually and/or romantically oriented towards children, usually of a particular gender. This attraction exists even if the paedophile chooses to abstain from sexual activity with children (and many indeed do just that — whole communities, in fact). This notion that X number of paedophiles are ‘straight’ or ‘gay’ is nonsense — paedophilia is not part of either orientation.

      Child molesters, on the other hand, are NOT defined by their sexual interests, but by their actions. Child molesters are rapists that prey on children, and like other rapists, they come in a variety of orientations. Some are paedophiles, but a significant number are not.

      Please don’t use the word paedophile when you mean child molester.

  6. Completely intolerable. He knows exactly what he is doing. Mentioning homosexuality and paedophilia in the same breath is deliberately goading and insulting. Demonising a helpless minority is indeed Russian culture.
    Is he really to get away with this. Are we going to troop along quietly to the Olympics without any protest?

    1. Remember Putin has literally harmed millions of gay children who cannot even advocate for themselves without being criminalized. Putin is evil and trying everything to deflect away from his mass human rights violations. The LBGTA global community should simply demand he remove himself for harming so many children. He provided the rope to hang himself with.

  7. Nothing like a head of state working the not so subtle gays=pedos connection.

    This guy has really gone over the edge.

  8. Jock S. Trap 17 Jan 2014, 3:44pm

    A deeply disturbing comment that proves how uneducated the power of Russia really are.

    I also take issue with this constant view that somehow child abuse needs to be separated into groups of one worse than another. It’s a typical stand by nasty homophobes who fail to see and accept that child abuse, no matter the victim is as bad as it can be, esp for the victim.

    As for Putin and those alike… no wonder the world has problems.

  9. Yep, its on the internet so it must be true.

  10. What a moron.

    When is he going to die?

  11. Can we take a collection and get this scum bag ‘human’ shot dead – the world would be a better place without him!

    Boycott the BBC coverage of these politically redundent games

  12. GutesBuchBrenner 17 Jan 2014, 4:12pm

    Mr. Putin has clearly shown his ignorance about the LGBT community. First of all, people who sexually abuse children are called pedophiles. 92-98% of pedophiles according to scholarly research are straight men. Mr. Putin is more likely to be a pedophile than Tchaikovsky.

  13. Beelzeebub 17 Jan 2014, 4:15pm


    Homosexuality – Consensual intimacy between two adults.

    Paedophilia – Non-Concensual intimacy between a child and an adult.

    Can’t this goon tell the difference.

    1. Of course he knows the difference, his present agenda demands that he conflate homosexuality and paedophilia, it is totally deliberate.

      1. Indeed, it is. In 99% of arguments with a homophobe, they will allege there is some kind of automatic causal link between somebody being a homosexual and that person being a paedophile. It’s a real classic and very pernicious standby of their so-called ‘arguments’ against gays.

    2. “Goon”. Probably one of the best words suggested yet for this idiotic loon running Russia.

      Italy’s Berlusconi became an international figure of fun, a clown.

      Russia’s Putin is an embarrassing goon.

  14. What a lot of hateful disinformation he spouts.
    Perhaps we need to commission some of the men who stare at goats to do a job on La Putina, is what I”m beginning to think, they can have a go at his Russian Orthodox Church croney the luxury goods loving phoney Kirill too while they are at it.

  15. This man really does protest too loudly …….

  16. This man and his croonies in the Russian DUMA will cause far more problems to the children of Russia than any amount of protesting that will inevitably take place during the games.

  17. Yeah you s— H— there’s nothing we like better than to hide behind bushes and jump out at children…what a clown!

    1. sad reality is most Russians are incredibly ignorant and stupid and believe and support his hatred

  18. OH please, give me strength! Gay people are no more nor less interested in kids than anybody else – I’m just sick of all this monumental, omnipresent ignorance about the realities of what it means to be homosexual. That’s homosexual NOT pedophile nor anything else. How can we get through to people who are bound up with their ignorance about what it means to be gay??? We’re no better but certainly no worse than anybody else: G(ood) A(s) Y(ou) !

  19. Does he think of little children while Dmitry Medvedev is bumming him? Don’t paint the rest of us with your brush, Vlad.

  20. Using the fixated-regressed distinction, Groth and Birnbaum (1978) studied 175 adult males who were convicted in Massachusetts of sexual assault against a child. None of the men had an exclusively homosexual adult sexual orientation. 83 (47%) were classified as “fixated;” 70 others (40%) were classified as regressed adult heterosexuals; the remaining 22 (13%) were classified as regressed adult bisexuals. Of the last group, Groth and Birnbaum observed that “in their adult relationships they engaged in sex on occasion with men as well as with women. However, in no case did this attraction to men exceed their preference for women….There were no men who were primarily sexually attracted to other adult males…”

    1. Very interesting findings, Charles. Let’s hope that Russian academics, gay and straight, slap such findings in the direction of the ignorant fool who is Vlad Putin.

      1. Putin is far from ignorant. He knows exactly what he’s doing by marginalising gay people. It’s simply a way of galvanising support for his failing dictatorship among a bigoted, backward, religiously-brainwashed population. Little men with too much power become extremely loose cannons when they feel emasculated and isolated with the collapse of their former empires. They look for scapegoats. Hitler did exactly the same thing. We ignore Putin at our peril …..

  21. This is the second round of insane troll logic I’ve had to read from a president in one day.
    Museveni, all gays are prostitutes.
    Putin, all gays are paedophiles.

  22. The question I’m asking myself right now this man really an idiot, or he just acts as an idiot ? Show me a country Vladimir, where legalising paedophilia was “seriously” considered and all that just for the sake of gays !!?

  23. How DARE you, Ignorant Homophobe Putin! How DARE you broadcast to the world your ignorant belief that to be gay is to sexually molest children! How DARE you! RAT!

    Somebody in Russia please slap this cretin over the head with the figures proving that the greater number of paedophiles by far are heterosexual!

    And will somebody in Russia please smack into this fool’s head the difference between one of his 10 million or so homosexual citizens and a paedophile!

  24. Jon (Malaysia) 17 Jan 2014, 5:37pm

    This will really hurt me. I can no longer be friends, or support anyone who in any way engages with the olympics, or their sponsors. My boss, my colleagues, maybe even students.

  25. So…how long are we going to tolerate this and be nice to this country. Russia , like any other land is only as good and decent as its people. There is truth in the old saying ” you get the government you deserve” in sofar as it is a people’s duty to steer the direction it’s going towards. I say it’s time to boycott Russia now, in every possible way. politically, economically, culturally. Sever all links with its businesses, institutions ; sports organisations, universities. TOTAL BOYCOTT
    The complicit talk of appeasement and the pathetic lukewarm diplomacy of western democracies have let in the past the coming of an evil that consumed our planet for 5 full years.
    Do we have to wait until someone actually starts rounding us up and summarily executes us??? Some in Russia are publicly advocating such procedures, in the exact same phraseology the nazis used pre-WW2…yet, not a voice to call for the trial of these individuals. Wake up, it’s history repeating.

  26. I will not even glance at the games unless some brave people stand up for human rights there.

  27. Most Russians support his view of homosexuality unfortunately .

  28. Helge Vladimir Tiller 17 Jan 2014, 7:36pm

    Idiot- IDIOT-Idiot ! Mr. Putin , do you know the origin of this word ? Here it is : It was used to describe a person who was not interested in politics. ( ancient Greece ). Suits you to perfection ! Obviously you have been studying and embracing corruption and discrimination instead !

    1. I know exactly what you mean, but the man is anything BUT an idiot. Few politicians are. He is a man with an agenda. Politicians always are. Just saying’…

  29. DimazZzZzZ 17 Jan 2014, 8:48pm

    Actual translation:

    Gays will not face discrimination at the Olympics but respect our culture and leave children in peace please.

  30. World Sporting Bodies like the International Olympic Committee or FIFA should never again agree to hold events in countries where LGBT competitors or spectators have any fear of arrest just for being themselves.

  31. Christopher in Canada 17 Jan 2014, 9:10pm

    Heterosexuality sure must be a fragile identity if even the idea of an alternative turns people away from it.

  32. Its a terrible slur. Which will come home to roost one day.

  33. this man repulses me. What is wrong with Russia? How can they allow themselves to be brainwashed with this disgusting homophobic and very twisted rhetoric?

    1. Probably because the media in the country have`nt got the freedom that our press have got!!!

    2. I hope the priesthood, of which he seems so adoring, is taking note of his comments …… Particularly the majority of them who sexually molest in a heterosexual way.

  34. Putin shows no healthy signs of embarrassment over the nonsense he is speaking, neural degeneration of the frontal and temporal lobes can lead to less awareness of yourself, so a healthy amount of occasional embarrassment would be a good thing, Putin’s recent behaviour suggests he is already suffering from some degeneration of his brain function.

  35. What a sh– he– Yeah, we just lurk in the bushes and then jump out on under age boys….clown.

  36. Putin your arse!!

  37. Derek Williams 18 Jan 2014, 2:47am

    How can he be SO uneducated?

  38. So Putin should understand why he is to be punished for harming millions of gay children. And why politicians who violate human rights of millions of people never get away with it in the end.

  39. There’s an online petition here in Aus by AllOut, asking Australian Olympians to support Principle 6 of the Olympic Charter – that is, discrimination does not belong in the Olympics. They are selling t-shirts, bags and hoodies with Support Principle 6. Next, they say they will petition the sponsors (although I personally think the sponsors should have been first in line).

  40. Putin could just about pass as a albino Ugandan nowadays, mind you certain of their body parts are very sought after for use in traditional witchcraft ceremonies I hear.

  41. Wim in Holland 18 Jan 2014, 11:40pm

    There would be nothing wrong, when Putin would have said : PEOPLE will be safe at the Olympics if they ‘ leave kids alone’. I agree with these words. Now he have said : GAYS will be safe at the Olympics if they ‘leave kids alone’ Putin is insulting gay people severely.

  42. Quicksilver 19 Jan 2014, 7:47pm

    If it is not about homophobia, then where are the laws banning the promotion of any sexuality to Russian minors? Seems the heteros can run around holding hands in places where children might seem them. This is simply a case of the irrational fallacy that all homosexuals are pedophiles – a medieval thought process that most of the civilized world has come to reject. And I hate to break it to dear old Vladdy, but an irrational, uneducated fear of gays is the textbook definition of homophobia. Because only idiots would think that flying a rainbow flag is the universal code for “We’ve cum for your deti.”

  43. I hope the priesthood, of which he seems so adoring, is taking note of his comments …… Particularly the majority of them who sexually molest in a heterosexual way.

  44. All in all putins just another brick in the wall

  45. Says Vlad the Impaired: “One can feel calm and at ease. Just leave kids alone, please.”

    I’m waiting for him to warn left-handed grown-ups not to propagandise right-handed children.

  46. This man is so obviously a latent homosexual

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