‘Traditional values’ lover Vladimir Putin brags about how good Russian prostitutes are
You aren’t allowed to “promote” homosexuality in Russia, but the President has no problems praising the country’s growing sex trade.
Putin is hostile to Russia’s LGBT community, signing the country’s ‘gay propaganda’ law back in 2013 that outlawed the distribution of so-called “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relationships”.
But despite the Russian President’s insistence on using anti-gay laws to “support traditional values”, he appears to have a strange concept of what those values are.
Interfax reports that in an interview this week, the leader rubbished suggestions that his intelligence services have a videotape of Donald Trump cavorting with prostitutes and engaging in ‘golden shower’ play in a Moscow hotel.
The leader bragged that Russia’s sex workers are “undoubtedly the best in the world”.
He said: “[Trump] has been involved with beauty contests for many years and has met the most beautiful women in the world.
“I find it hard to believe that he rushed to some hotel to meet girls of loose morals, although ours are undoubtedly the best in the world.”
He added: “People who order [hoaxes] of the type now circulating against the U.S. president-elect, who concoct them and use them in a political battle, are worse than prostitutes because they don’t have any moral boundaries at all.”
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Defending Russia’s ‘gay propaganda’ law recently, Putin had claimed it was the responsibility of public figures to safeguard the innocence of children
He had said: “I believe we should leave kids in peace. We should give them a chance to grow, help them to realise who they are and decide for themselves.
“Do they consider themselves a man or a woman? A female? A male? Do they want to live in a normal, natural marriage or a non-traditional one? That’s the only thing I wanted to talk about. I don’t see here any infringement on the rights of gay people.”
Putin has sought to play down his anti-LGBT image on the global stage, suggesting in a recent interview that Russia’s issues have been “deliberately exaggerated”.
He said: “The problem of sexual minorities in Russia has been deliberately exaggerated from the outside for political reasons, I believe, without any good basis.
“People of non-traditional sexual orientation work, they live in peace, they get promoted, they get state awards for their achievements in science and arts or other areas. I personally have awarded them medals, but we have a ban on gay propaganda. I don’t see anything un-democratic in that.”