Tweet Of The Day – Rustem Adagamov

“The ROC [Russian Orthodox Church] categorically opposes bearded men in dresses!” – Popular Russian blogger Rustem Agadamov, reacting to the church’s denouncement of Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst.

Vladimir Legoyda, the chairman of the ROC, described Wurst’s win as a “sign of the world’s moral decline” and “part of the aggressive assertion of Western cultural norms.” He told Interfax: “The process of the legalisation of that to which the Bible refers to as nothing less than an abomination is already long not news in the contemporary world. Unfortunately, the legal and cultural spheres are moving in a parallel direction, to which the results of this competition bear witness.” It comes as Russian lawmakers have called for the country to pull out of Eurovision to create their own version where ‘gay culture’ would be banned.