Tag Archives: Vladimir Putin

Putin Airlines Safety Video

Hilarious! (Via AmericaBlog)

Read More »

REPORT: Russian Skinheads Use Social Media To Lure And Torture LGBT Teens

From the Spectrum Human Rights Alliance, which advocates for LGBT rights in Eastern Europe, comes a horrifying report: Infamous Russian ultranationalist and former skin head, Maxim Martsinkevich, known under the nickname “Cleaver” (or “Tesak” in Russian) spearheaded a country wide campaign against LGBT teens using a popular social network VK.com to lure unsuspected victims through personal ads. Mr. Martsinkevich’s numerous …

Read More »

HomoQuotable – Harvey Fierstein

“Mr. Putin’s campaign against lesbian, gay and bisexual people is one of distraction, a strategy of demonizing a minority for political gain taken straight from the Nazi playbook. Can we allow this war against human rights to go unanswered? Although Mr. Putin may think he can control his creation, history proves he cannot: his condemnations are permission to commit violence …

Read More »

HomoQuotable – Harvey Fierstein

“Putin has declared war on the gay community. He’s made it illegal to promote homosexuality in theater, film, tv, print that in any way could be seen by youth. In other words anything gay is now pornography. He’s outlawed the adopting of Russian children to any country that has legalized marriage equality. And now it is reported that his next …

Read More »

Putin Signs Foreign Gay Adoption Ban

President Vladimir Putin has signed a bill that bans foreign married same-sex couples from adopting Russian children. The new law prohibits adoption by same-sex foreign couples whose homeland recognizes their union as marriage, as well as by single people or unmarried couples from those countries. A Kremlin statement said the measure is intended to guarantee children a “harmonious” upbringing and …

Read More »

Putin Signs “Gay Propaganda” Bill

Yesterday Russian President Vladimir Putin signed Russia’s national bill against “gay propaganda” into law. The law will introduce fines of up to 5000 rubles ($150, €115) for individuals who promote information ‘directed at forming non-traditional sexual setup’ in minors. It will be illegal to say gay relationships are equal to straight ones. Gay rights campaigners say it will make homophobia …

Read More »

Putin: Russia Won’t Extradite Snowden

Russian President Vladimir Putin today confirmed news reports that NSA leaker Edward Snowden is presently in a Moscow airport. However Putin said that Snowden is a “free person” and that Russia will not comply with US requests that he be arrested and extradited. “In the territory of Russia, Mr. Snowden committed no crimes,” Putin said. “Mr. Snowden is a free …

Read More »

RUSSIA: Government To Ban Adoptions By Foreign Same-Sex Couples

Responding in part to France’s passage of marriage equality, the Russian government will ban all adoptions by foreign same-sex couples. An amendment restricting foreign adoptions to “traditional” families would be submitted by the government to parliament in its autumn session, Alexei Levchenko, a spokesman for the deputy prime minister, Olga Golodets, said on Saturday. Russian legislation sets several requirements for …

Read More »

Amsterdam “Welcomes” Vladimir Putin

(Via JMG reader Lauren)

Read More »

Topless Protesters & LGBT Activists Accost Vladimir Putin Who Then Denies Russian Oppression Of Gays

Topless protesters from the Ukrainian group FEMEN accosted Russian President Vladimir Putin today at a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Three members of the women’s rights group Femen, which has protested against Russia’s detention of the feminist punk band Pussy Riot around Europe, disrupted his visit to a trade fair in the German city of Hanover. They stripped to …

Read More »

Vladimir Putin Grants Actor Gerard Depardieu Russian Citizenship

Associated Press: “French actor, Gerard Depardieu was granted Russian citizenship Thursday by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The actor is hoping to avoid France’s proposed super tax on millionaires.”

Read More »

Prediction: The #1 Halloween Costume For 2012 Will Be Russia’s Pussy Riot

Discuss.

Read More »

Pussy Riot – Putin Lights Up The Fires

My new neighbors have been playing the new Pussy Riot single nonstop for two days, giving me a respite from the entire Skrillex catalog.

Read More »

NEW YORK CITY: Six Pussy Riot Protesters Arrested At Russian Consulate

Six supporters of imprisoned Russian punkers Pussy Riot were arrested on Manhattan’s Upper East Side yesterday after protesting outside of the Russian consulate. The protest by about 30 people, several wearing Pussy Riot’s signature bright-colored balaclavas, was the latest in a wave of demonstrations around the world supporting the punk rockers sentenced earlier by a Moscow court to two years …

Read More »

RUSSIA: Pussy Riot Found Guilty, Sentenced To Two Years In Prison

Female punkers and anti-Putin activists Pussy Riot were found guilty of “hooliganism” in a Moscow court today. Judge Marina Syrova said the women had “crudely undermined social order” during their action in February. The women say their “punk prayer” was a political act in protest against the Russian Orthodox Church leader’s support of President Vladimir Putin. Prosecutors are seeking a …

Read More »

CANADA: Supporters Of Russian Punkers Demonstrate Inside Montreal Church

Clip description: Feminists from Montreal show complete and full support to Pussy Riot by entering a church too and praying for their liberation, for a feminist Virgin Mary, and to get rid from Charest, Poutine and all the fuckers. Police came, but an explanation of the performance was sufficient and they let them go. Montreal is definitely not Russia… Free …

Read More »

RUSSIA: Female Punk Band Pussy Riot On Trial For Anti-Putin Protest In Church

Some major Western pop acts such as Katy Perry and Pete Townsend have expressed support for Pussy Riot, whose members have been called “political prisoners” by Amnesty International and whose trial has riveted Russia. The impartiality of the below Russia Today report should be considered when viewing.

Read More »

Full Video: Vladimir Putin’s Presidential Inauguration Ceremony At The Kremlin

Fascinating to see such stiff-legged pomp and circumstance. It all almost feels like a parody of the Soviet era.

Read More »

Putin Will Destroy U.S. In World War III

It’s all right there in the Holy Babble.

Read More »

Russians Rally Against Putin

Read More »