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Russia Will Defend National Identity, Based on Religious Values - Putin
Interfax ^ | 9/20/13

Posted on 09/20/2013 11:50:25 AM PDT by marshmallow

Valdai, Russia, September 20, Interfax - People will lose their human dignity without values enshrined in Christianity and other world religions, without moral standards that have taken millennia to take shape, President Vladimir Putin.

"We believe that it is natural and appropriate to defend those values. Any minority deserves respect for its distinctive identity, but the rights of the majority must not be questioned," Putin said during a meeting of the Valdai discussion club.

He believes, that Russia can't move forward without cultural and national self-determination. Otherwise the country won't be able to respond to external or internal challenges, can't be successful in global competition.

"Events that take place in the world represent one more serious challenge to the Russian identity. There are foreign policy and moral aspects to this. We have been able to see many Euro-Atlantic countries effectively embark on a path of renouncing their roots, including Christian values, which underlie Western civilization," Putin said.

"That involves the negation of moral principles and any traditional identity - national, cultural, religious, or even sexual," he said.

"Policies are pursued that put large families and same-sex partnerships in the same category, belief in God and belief in Satan. Excesses of political correctness reach the point where there are serious discussions on the registration of parties that have propaganda of pedophilia as their objective. People in many European countries are ashamed and afraid of speaking about their religion, holidays are abolished or given other names, names that shyly conceal the nature of those holidays, and aggressive attempts are made to force this model on the rest of the world," Putin said.

"This is a direct path to degradation and primitiveness, to deep demographic and moral crises," he said.

"What can be a better indication of a moral crisis in human society than its loss of the ability for self-reproduction?" Putin said.


TOPICS: Catholic; Orthodox Christian; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: democrats; mccain; obama; putin; putinspeech

1 posted on 09/20/2013 11:50:25 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Putin ‘16


2 posted on 09/20/2013 12:00:47 PM PDT by oncebitten (Obama: could not get a clue if he were covered in clue musk and standing in a field of horny clues.)
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To: marshmallow

Putin is one shrewd s.o.b.!


3 posted on 09/20/2013 12:01:16 PM PDT by utahagen
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To: marshmallow

God bless Putin!
Years of godless communism and perversion demonstrated where it all leads. He is now patriot that wants to save his mother Russia and prevent Sharia CULTure.


4 posted on 09/20/2013 12:02:12 PM PDT by Leo Carpathian (FReeeeepeesssssed)
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To: marshmallow
Russia Will Defend National Identity, Based on Religious Values - Putin

Hello GOP! Is anybody home?

5 posted on 09/20/2013 12:03:22 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: marshmallow

6 posted on 09/20/2013 12:04:20 PM PDT by nascarnation (Democrats control the Presidency, Senate, and Media. It's an uphill climb....)
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To: marshmallow

What’s up with Putin sounding like the pope? Is this sincere, or just some sort of strategy for his own ends?


7 posted on 09/20/2013 12:05:45 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: marshmallow

He sounds more like a pope than the excuse for a pope we currently have.


8 posted on 09/20/2013 12:08:09 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: Steve_Seattle

“Is this sincere, or just some sort of strategy for his own ends?”

The two are not necessarily contradictory.


9 posted on 09/20/2013 12:14:46 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: marshmallow

History seems to be sliding towards some kind of dystopian sci-fi senario, where the whole 20th-Century cold war is farcically reversed... Russia and Putin standing up for values and Christianity, while America decays into some kind of degenerate Homo-America, wallowing in evil. Statism and one-party tyranny, with the backdrop of a twerking Miley Cyrus and her hyperkinetic lizard-tongue. All while Russia (of all places) becomes the last hope of preserving Western civilization. Surreal.


10 posted on 09/20/2013 12:16:58 PM PDT by greene66
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To: Steve_Seattle

Being a politician, he will have his own ends in mind. On the other hand, he loves his country and people and knows what it takes to make them strong — unlike the president and other politicians we are stuck with here.


11 posted on 09/20/2013 12:28:08 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: marshmallow

Putin channeling Ronald Reagan? Whoda thunk it?


12 posted on 09/20/2013 12:32:45 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: marshmallow

I feel like Rip Van Winkle awaking to a new world.


13 posted on 09/20/2013 12:32:52 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post))
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To: marshmallow
People will lose their human dignity without values enshrined in Christianity and other world religions...

KGB thug Putin consistently equates Christian values with the values of Islam. Putin said Russia is Islam's best friend in the world.

14 posted on 09/20/2013 12:36:27 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: marshmallow

So is Russia becoming the America of the 1600’s, where people fled to from their European oppressive governments?


15 posted on 09/20/2013 12:39:31 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: marshmallow

Putin - Palin ‘16

Oh wait....


16 posted on 09/20/2013 12:52:29 PM PDT by is_is (VP Dad of Sgt. G - My Hero - "Sleep Well America......Your Marines have your Back")
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To: aquila48; Steve_Seattle

Putin is a pragmatist. Restoration of religion maintained his country’s structural integrity during difficult transitions, and they’re not out of the woods yet.

A tool ready to hand and he uses it. Efficacy, not inspiration, may be opening his eyes. I think he is a very calculating man.


17 posted on 09/20/2013 12:53:00 PM PDT by Anton.Rutter
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To: greene66
"History seems to be sliding towards some kind of dystopian sci-fi senario, where the whole 20th-Century cold war is farcically reversed... Russia and Putin standing up for values and Christianity, while America decays into some kind of degenerate Homo-America, wallowing in evil. Statism and one-party tyranny"

I am not much of a Bible scholar, but I think that one of the recurring themes of the Old Testament is that when Israel forsake its God for the fertility and orgiastic gods of their neighbors, Israel fell into captivity. This seems to be happening anew, with Israel/Christianity going over to the gods of hedonism and facing the encroachment of totalitarian statism and/or possible dominance by Islam. Western Europe is already very far down that road, perhaps irretrievably so, and we seem to be doing our best to catch up.
18 posted on 09/20/2013 12:54:17 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: greene66
All while Russia (of all places) becomes the last hope of preserving Western civilization. Surreal

Twilight Zone?

19 posted on 09/20/2013 1:04:29 PM PDT by just me (We are taking our first steps into a thousand years of darkness)
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To: marshmallow
Sex for the motherland: Russian youths encouraged to procreate at camp
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-471324/Sex-motherland-Russian-youths-encouraged-procreate-camp.html

Russian Youth Group Encourages "More Sex" to Save Motherland from Dwindling Population
LifeSiteNews.com ^ | July 30, 2007 | John Jalsevac

Posted on Tue Jul 31 04:48:24 2007 by monomaniac

Russian Youth Group Encourages "More Sex" to Save Motherland from Dwindling Population

By John Jalsevac

MOSCOW, Russia, July 30, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A Russian nationalist youth group is encouraging youth to have more sex in an effort to combat the nation's devastating demographic crisis, reports the Daily Mail.

In a lengthy special report the Daily Mail documents the activities of the Nashi youth movement, which is sponsoring a summer camp attended by some 10,000 Russian youth this summer. Not only are Nashi organizers encouraging the youth to have more sex, but they have designated a special area at the dormitories, the Love Oasis, for young men and women to engage in sexual intercourse. According to the Mail, condoms are unavailable in the camp.

"They [The pre-historic mammoths] became extinct because they did not have enough sex. That must not happen to Russia," said a Nashi organizer to a group of assembled campers.

The nationalistic camp involves two weeks of lectures, reported by some Western sources as being little more than anti-Western "propaganda," as well as a strenuous regimen of physical exercise. Numerous young couples have also been married at the camp, with 25 couples being married at the beginning of the first week, and ten to be married at the beginning of the second.

While many people, especially in the West, are finding in the Kremlin-initiated, and Kremlin-loyal Nashi youth group a disturbing image of similar groups started up in Nazi-era Germany, the camp's approach to sex is further evidence that the Russian government is not unaware that a demographic crisis is leading the entire Russian nation towards an early grave.


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Russia's president devoted the largest part of his annual State of Russia speech to reversing Russia's population decline.

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Political analysts were hoping to hear about missiles or democracy. Instead they got babies.

[...]

What he did not say is that Russia compensates for its aging workforce by importing about 10 million laborers a year from Central Asia. After the United States, Russia is now the second-largest importer of workers. This influx of overwhelmingly Muslim workers creates tensions in Russia, where the population is largely Orthodox Christian.



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20 posted on 09/20/2013 1:25:32 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Anton.Rutter; Steve_Seattle

“I think he is a very calculating man.”

Don’t you wish we had a similarly calculating man who calculated in favor of our country?


21 posted on 09/20/2013 1:34:06 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: Rebelbase

22 posted on 09/20/2013 1:47:17 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("No one on earth has any other way left but -- upward.” - Alexander Solzhenitsyn)
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To: marshmallow

Oh, if only we could get a debate between the boy king and Putin. He speaks the truth here.


23 posted on 09/20/2013 1:58:51 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: marshmallow

Putin has morphed into the Queen of England

“Defender of the Faith”


24 posted on 09/21/2013 6:34:23 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.))
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