Tag Archives: Vladimir Putin

Elton John On His Moscow Concert: I’m Not Going To Tell Putin To Go To Hell

Elton John appeared yesterday on NPR’s Fresh Air where the interviewer asked about his coming concert in Moscow. “I’m aware of the situation and I will be diplomatic. I’m not going to go into Russia and tell [Vladimir Putin] to go to hell and things like that. That’s not the way things are done. You chip away at something, and …

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Queer Nation Protests At The Met

Members of Queer Nation protested at yesterday’s opening night gala at New York City’s Metropolitan Opera. The New York Times reports: “Putin, end your war on Russian gays!” a man shouted in the vast auditorium, which was packed for the black-tie gala opening of Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin,” before turning to two of the evening’s Russian stars: Anna Netrebko, the popular …

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From Sarah Palin’s Facebook Page

Palin writes: “Thanks to my Aunt Billie in Texas for sending me her friend’s clever caption.”

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Putin: Russia Doesn’t Discriminate

Vladimir Putin today declared that Russia doesn’t discriminate against gay people. Putin on Thursday insisted the law bans only “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations among minors.” He argues that it is “no infringement on the rights of sexual minorities.” The law has prompted calls for boycotts of the 2014 Winter Olympics hosted by Russia in Sochi. Putin says while some …

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Sen. John McCain Defends Gays And Pussy Riot In Pravda Op-Ed Column

“I believe you should live according to the dictates of your conscience, not your government. I believe you deserve the opportunity to improve your lives in an economy that is built to last and benefits the many, not just the powerful few. You should be governed by a rule of law that is clear, consistently and impartially enforced and just. …

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Tweet Of The Day – Graham Norton

(Tipped by JMG reader Duke)

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Obama: This Isn’t The Cold War, I Welcome Putin’s Involvement In Syria

On today’s Good Morning America.

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Kerry Announces Agreement On Syria

NPR has this morning’s development: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Saturday they have reached an agreement on a framework for Syria to destroy all of its chemical weapons, and raised the specter of a potential U.N. Security Council resolution that could authorize sanctions — even military action — if President Bashar Assad’s …

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McCain To Pen Op-Ed For Pravda

In response to Vladimir Putin’s op-ed in the New York Times, Sen. John McCain semi-joked that he’d like to write for Russia’s state-owned newspaper, Pravda. Perhaps surprisingly, they said yes. “If John McCain wants to write something for us, he is welcome,” Dmitry Sudakov, the English editor of Pravda tells The Cable. “Mr. McCain has been an active anti-Russian politician …

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NBA Commissioner Slams Sports World For Staying Silent On Russia And Gays

“I’m gonna behave myself, for the record here, which is unlike me. But you know, the first phone call to the new head of the Olympics was from President Putin, and everyone wants to talk about the Russian law on homosexuality. Think about the opportunities that sports have to make a continuing statement, and the only thing that we’re saying …

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Pelosi: I Hope Putin Thinks Gays And Lesbians In Russia Are God’s Children Too

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Russian TV Network Warned Over Musical

Radio Free Europe reports: A popular television channel in Russia has been warned for allegedly propagating same-sex relations. Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media announced on September 12 that it had warned the EvroKino television channel for airing the 2007 French musical “Les Chansons d’Amour” (Love Songs). The agency said the film contains “propaganda …

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Facebook Meme Of The Day

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Left & Right React To Putin/NYT

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Vladimir Putin Writes For New York Times

Russian President Vladimir Putin has penned an op-ed for the New York Times.  His title is A Plea For Caution From Russia.  He begins: Recent events surrounding Syria have prompted me to speak directly to the American people and their political leaders. It is important to do so at a time of insufficient communication between our societies. Relations between us …

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Headline Of The Day

From The Australian: In the midst of answering a question from The Australian about the imminent challenges of the Rio 2016 preparations immediately after his election, Bach was interrupted to take an important phone call. It was the Russian president Vladimir Putin. “Yes it was Mr Putin, ” confirmed Bach, stressing “we did not discuss the law”. That law, the …

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Pravda: Putin Invites Gays To The Kremlin

Emboldened by the ban on “homosexual propaganda,” Russian neo-Nazis are entrapping, brutalizing, and even murdering gay teens. But Russia’s official news agency claims that Vladimir Putin says that “homosexuality is not considered a shameful stain in Russia.” Pravda adds that Putin welcomes any LGBT leaders to come see him personally at the Kremlin to voice their concerns.

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Vladimir Putin: I’m Not Homophobic, I’ve Given Awards To Those People

“I assure you that I work with these people. I sometimes award them with state prizes or decorations for their achievements in various fields. We have absolutely normal relations, and I don’t see anything out of the ordinary here. They say that Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was a homosexual. Truth be told, we don’t love him because of that, but he …

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Mrs. Betty Bowers Vs Vladimir Putin

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Headline Of The Day

Buzzfeed reports: Following his cancellation of a bilateral meeting with President Vladimir Putin, U.S. President Barack Obama may infuriate the Kremlin further by meeting Russian human rights activists, including LGBT rights groups, during his upcoming trip to St Petersburg for the G20 summit. Four Russian non-governmental organizations told BuzzFeed Monday they had been invited to the meeting, scheduled for this …

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