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Russian deputy Prime Minister: Gay athletes should ‘leave the kids alone’

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  1. “gay people have nothing to fear in Russia as long as they leave children alone.” What would he have to say about Channel 4 #Hunted…Maybe the visitors to the Olympics have nothing to fear but how about your own LGBT citizens…. will you denounce the violence against them? will YOU leave THEIR children alone?

    1. Russian politicians leave the (gay) kids alone, go get a real goat to sacrifice for your massive lies, corruption and ineptitude.

    2. alwaysniceman 7 Feb, 9:18am

      Again, it’s all about blurring the lines, and using homosexuality in order to justify Russia’s poor management.

  2. Disgraceful attempt to use “kids” to justify homophobia.

    1. Using kids to justify scapegoating is somehow ironic, I’m sure the irony is lost on macho-squirt Putin and his corrupt cronies.

      Goat, genus Capra.
      Female goats are referred to as “does” or “nannies”, intact males as “bucks” or “billies”, and their offspring are “kids”. Castrated males are “wethers”.

  3. so offensive and ignorant to spell gay and pedhofilia on the same sentence ! I watched HUNTED on channel 4 and the same nonsense was being said ! I felt sad , angry , disgusted and very sorry for the way gay people are being treated in Russia !

  4. Putin’s government deliberately spreading the homoophobic lie that gay people are paedophiles and preventing anyone from correcting the misinformation they are spreading to further vilify and dehumanise gay people.
    Russians, embrace to your backward primitivism and go get yourselves some goats in every town then sacrifice one goat to God and burn it as an offering and send another goat into the wilderness to die carrying with it the sins of your townspeople… stop crucifying gays, stop scapegoating your gay neighbours as propitiation for your own sins , failings and ineptitude.

    1. alwaysniceman 7 Feb, 9:19am

      Not all Russians are like that. I find your comments extremely primal and racist.

      1. Pavlos 8 Feb, 1:00am

        My comment is addressed to the Russians who are like that obviously.
        You can stuff your inappropriate accusations of racism wherever you like .

  5. SAFESEX 6 Feb, 11:12am

    BOMB the Russian A holes -

    1. As Kenny Everett said! He was a gay man who supported a homophobic regime (Section 28). Most odd.

    2. That could backfire rather startlingly SAFESEX.

  6. It’s just so damn ignorant to even mention children in the context of homosexuals visiting. The people who express these views are only showing the rest of the world how backward they are.

    It’s my understanding that most paedophiles are heterosexual so why are they not telling everybody to leave the children alone rather than just randomly mentioning children in a completely irrelevant way?

    If they were so concerned about Russia’s children they’d perhaps be looking more inwardly at what can be done to help those children grow up to live a happy, tolerant lives free from oppression and with the freedom to be themselves.

    They are the ones who are causing harm to Russia’s children and they are the ones who should be mindful to leave them alone in terms of not causing damage and harm.

    1. BlokeToys 6 Feb, 11:27am

      They should also be looking very closely at their Orthodox Church, if Russia was going on actual facts and reality, it’s much more likely that the group of people abusing children in their thousands within Russia are dressed up in religious garb and claiming to be a moral authority.

  7. your backward toss**
    How does a person with such a low IQ ever get to become deputy PM

    1. Rudehamster 7 Feb, 12:32am

      By having been the Head of the KGB.

    2. alwaysniceman 7 Feb, 9:24am

      He is a marionette of the generals that rule Russia. They allow him to rule, but he can do as much as they allow him to and he has to obey their wishes. Simple. But that will not last long. Democratic revolution is close, hence Putin and his associates are sitting themselves seeing Ukraine or Georgia.

    3. James Campbell 7 Feb, 4:20pm

      Those who currently wield power in Russia don’t want anyone with an IQ higher than Putin’s waist size speaking on their behalf.

  8. BlokeToys 6 Feb, 11:24am

    Isn’t it remarkable to think that this is a nation that put people into space? I mean, you can kind of expect this kind of attitude from backward African nations, but Russia actually seems to be devolving as a society. While most nations are becoming more intelligent as a whole, more equal and with a higher standard of living, Russia seems to be moving back to an era we all moved on from decades ago.

    Of course, the Russian government has long been worried about declining birth rates, but instead of accepting the real problems of massive sexism, huge alcoholism and gigantic poverty, they blame a bogey man.

  9. Russia has always been a backward society – Queen Victoria was appalled when her grand-daughter married Nicholas Romanov, as she considered the country “near barbaric”. No excuse for such antediluvian views in the age of the internet, though.
    I think Putin is using gay citizens in the same way that immigrants and benefit claimants are used in this country – to provide scapegoats and to divert attention from the failings of Government, and, in pursuing them, to look like “strong” leaders……

    1. alwaysniceman 7 Feb, 9:21am

      I think you are a backward person yourself. Not all Russians are like that, and that doesn’t justify Racism. Attack Russia’s authorities, not Russia and its people and society.

      1. Frank Boulton 7 Feb, 4:08pm

        You’re right to say that, alwaysniceman. The following words were written by a Russian:
        Быть геем и любить геев – это нормально.
        Бить геев и убивать геев – это преступно.
        (Being gay and loving gays is great.
        Beating gays and killing gays is criminal.)
        (Dmitry Isakov, 30 July 2013)
        We need to remember the price paid by Isakov for displaying these words in public. Putin has imposed a reign of terror over the Russian people. It is, quite simply, not safe for any Russian resident publicly to express a view contrary to Putin’s concerning homosexuality. In Russia, the official stance now is that homosexuality and pedophilia are one and the same thing. Schools, universities and the media cannot inform Russians otherwise. Dissenters and their families are being destroyed. It is no wonder that some Russians have done such terrible things. How can they know how to behave differently, when truth is suppressed?

  10. Dalai Lama
    All beings want to live undisturbed in peace and happiness. Therefore, the concept of human rights is universal. It should apply to everyone who experiences pain or pleasure. This is why developing sincere concern for others gives us peace of mind; it brings with it trust and a sense of peace. Cultivating warm-heartedness contributes to our own well-being.

  11. The IOC has seen openly homophobic comments from Putin’s ex-KGB gang over and over. This is blatantly a breach of Olympic charter, rules and spirit.
    The Olympics is now about money and politics. Anyone who thinks it is faithful to Baron De Coubertin’s vision is sadly deluded………

  12. rapture 6 Feb, 12:02pm

    Boycott filthy, fascist Russia. The dictatorships lies about gay people , immigrants , minorities, to use such as deflection from their tyranny over the ignorant , primitive, simple Russian people will be exposed to world.

  13. CH Brighton 6 Feb, 12:21pm

    This is the homophobics’ equivalent of the blood libel against the Jews and s frequently used by the Catholic Church in its ant-gay rhetoric. It needs challenging and stamping on immediately. Boycott Russia!

  14. Robert in S. Kensington 6 Feb, 12:25pm

    The revulsion I have for Russia is now only reinforced after watching ‘Hunted’. That being gay is tantamount to paedophilia goes to show just how bad it is in that despicable country. Of course, let’s not lose sight of the fact that the Russian Orthodox church is one of the key players in this. Putin is playing politics to distract from the real problems going on in that society. We’ve all see what happens to a country when the economy is bleak, unemployment high, people going hungry. Target a minority to blame. Nazi Germany anyone? Parliament should follow New Zealand’s example with an official condemnation and demand to repeal the disgusting law. Since Russia is in violation of human rights laws, it should be declared a pariah nation and boycotted. Cameron is delusional if he believes the only way to make progress is through engagement. Well, we saw what happened when that other idiot Chamberlain tried to appease Hitler by engagement.

  15. Robert (Kettering) 6 Feb, 12:32pm

    I cannot believe what is going on in Russia today and all the cruelty and violence appears to have government backing and support from the police. I watched “Hunted” last night and my emotions were all over the place from downright anger to ending up in tears at the sheer brutality of those thugs – even a woman who’s face I could happily slap!

    This all reminds me of what happened in Nazi Germany before WW2 where the Jews, Gays and Gypsy communities were singled out as scape goats for all the countries failings and all with government approval and support. Russia today is no different. Even in Communist China they don’t treat the LGBT Community in this way.

    I believe no Gay athlete should attend Sochi and I am glad that many high profile Prime Ministers and Presidents from around the civilised world are staying away or have protested.

    The whole situation is disgusting and don’t get me started on that other evil the Russian Orthodox Church………!!!!!

  16. Typically vile statements from a backwards country.

    By the way, if anyone wants to let Ekaterina Zigunova (the red headed bint in HUNTED) know their thoughts about her, you can find her on Instragram @Zigunova

    Or on facebook and vk.com
    http://vk.com/zigunovakaterina
    https://www.facebook.com/logunova.katrina

  17. Mr Stuie 6 Feb, 12:57pm

    This despite human rights groups and children’s charities saying the law harms young people and kids.
    Maybe Russia’s DPM and reigning monarch want Russian kids to be harmed. It’s easier to remould them as obedient servants of the state once they’re broken.

  18. Cassius Johnston 6 Feb, 2:11pm

    Fair point, protecting children should be paramount.

    1. Rudehamster 7 Feb, 12:33am

      You’re missing the point entirely.

  19. Pavlos 6 Feb, 3:15pm

    Will a rainbow coloured scapegoat be the Sochi Olympics mascot?

    1. Perhaps a blood-soaked one would be more appropriate….

  20. Wade S. 6 Feb, 3:36pm

    They are continuing the propaganda that gay people are trying to sexually assault children and that is the farthest thing from the truth.
    Russia could likely stage a situational arrest in order to make it look like they are forced to arrest a gay man for some sort of child enticement to justify their abusive laws.

  21. Howard Cordingley 6 Feb, 4:05pm

    It is so clear that putin and his puppet of a prime minister are purposely stirring up violence towards gays. Trying to imply that gays are pedos. Which is not true. I think this country is one of the worst I have come across.

    1. alwaysniceman 7 Feb, 9:26am

      Putin is a puppet himself. Russia is ruled by generals. We have to keep the fight on for the freedom of Lgbt Russians but also in general – fight for the democracy there.

  22. Davey Baalmann 6 Feb, 5:59pm

    This ignorant bigot should get his facts straight before foaming at the mouth. It is 99% heterosexuals who molest children. Your priest, clergy and sexually repressed heterosexual who are guilty of child molestation. Look it up and you will find the facts support what I say. Gay people are interested in finding other gays to love and be with.

  23. alwaysniceman 7 Feb, 9:15am

    While condemnemning the law, we forget to mention that this law is trying to blur the difference between homosexuality and this is exactly our fault that the politicians are saying anything to justify themselves, and it works. We need to say aloud that this all about blurring thwe luines and lookgfor ascapegot to explain Ruassias growing isolation, political instability, economic issues and the fact that Putin is amarionette of thegeneals. One day the justice will come for all of them, like it did for the Nazis. We need to add exactly why this law is bad.

  24. James Campbell 7 Feb, 4:38pm

    I am sure that no one in power in Russia wants to hear the truth, but whilst they are all standing with fingers in their ears shouting “nah nah nah nah” to drown out the facts, years of research into paedophilia shows that the vast majority of paedophiles are heterosexual. They are not attracted to adults due to an arrested libido. Hebephilia is a form of paedophilia in which the target of the attraction are young teens, but once their victims are past this late childhood stage they are no longer attractive to hebephiles. Despite all this rhetoric regarding gay people being attracted to children, practically every attack on gay (or suspected gay) people in Russia has targeted adults in a relationship with other adults. However, I know I am wasting my time seeking even a shred of common sense & logic from those who currently run (‘ruin’?) Russia.

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