Bombshell: A Voice Of Reason From Russian President Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin sharply criticized transgender ideology; he stated it is a “crime against humanity” to tell children they can swap genders.

While speaking at the annual Valdia Discussion Club meeting in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Putin argued children being “taught that a boy can become a girl and vice versa” is a monstrous act that verges on being “a crime against humanity.”

According to the Washington Post, the Russian leader also “suggested that transgender rights supporters were demanding an end to ‘basic things such as mother, father, family or gender differences.'”

Putin praised the “spiritual values and historical traditions” while cautioning against “sociocultural disturbances” coming from Western liberals, whom he said believes in “the aggressive deletion of whole pages of their own history, reverse discrimination against the majority in the interests of minorities … constitute movement toward public renewal.”

“It’s their right, but we are asking them to steer clear of our home. We have a different viewpoint,” Putin said.

In 2013 Putin sparked international outrage when he signed anti-” gay propaganda” legislation aiming to prevent marketing LGTBQ content to children. Multiple human rights and most Western nations condemned the law as too vague and discriminatory towards sexual minorities.

“There is no legal definition in the Russian law of what constitutes ‘propaganda of homosexuality,’ and the law could be interpreted very loosely. They are going to punish people for something legitimate – expressing themselves, being themselves,” argued Amnesty International at the time.

Later, the European Court of Human Rights ruled the law had violated the European convention on human rights, claiming it “had reinforced stigma and prejudice and encouraged homophobia, which was incompatible with the values of a democratic society.”

Moscow-based R.Politik think tank head Tatiana Stanovaya told the Washington Post that Putin’s remarks last Thursday were designed to rally “hardcore conservatives and supporters of traditional values” around his presidency.

“This ideological spin, which is becoming more and more official and concrete, is the main aid to repressions, much stronger than any election,” Stanovaya told the Washington Post.

Russia expert at the Australian National University, Matthew Sussex, said Putin was signaling he “stands for values that will not divide society and throw it into chaos.”

“On the one hand, it’s a unifying message. But on the other hand, it does hit … the transgender and gay communities that the Russian government has continued to target,” said Sussex.

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