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Posted on 11/19/2013 6:12:31 AM PST by marshmallow
Moscow, November 19, Interfax - The Western form of juvenile justice will not work in Russia, Russian children's rights commissioner Pavel Astakhov said.
"My principled stance is that the Western style, a virtually bankrupt form of juvenile justice is not viable," Astakhov told reporters on Tuesday.
"It is not viable in Russia because the equality between parents and a child exists, everyone is equal under the law and in the court," the commissioner said.
Protecting the traditional family is an issue of Russia's security, Astakhov said.
"The main front for our country now is the fight for the traditional family, this is the target of the main strike and our children are most vulnerable in this sphere. What will happen to our children and in return to our country depends on us," Astakhov said at the Holiness of Motherhood forum.
"The notion of the family - as any union, of any citizens, of any gender and soon it will be of any number as well - is changing today," the commissioner said.
The notions of mother and father are becoming lost in Europe, though this contradicts the UN convention saying that a child has the right to a mother and father, Astakhov said.
"Politicians and state officials, who support the destruction of [traditional] family, should be pariahs, should be cursed in centuries to come as destroyers of the family and the human race. The so-called freedom of relations does not give the pitiful minority the right to destroy humanity, to rewrite history and to throw our children into chaos," Astakhov said.
Meanwhile, head of the Russian Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom, Information and Mass Communications (Roskomnadzor) Alexander Zharov said at the forum that on November 25 the concept on children's information safety, developed by the agency together with experts, would be submitted for public discussion.
"Our goal is to develop a set of measures to implement this concept at the state level. It concerns almost all branches of the authorities and it contains recommendations for all executive agencies involved in information circulation," Zharov said.
Roskomnadzor monitors over 5,000 mass media outlets daily, detecting several dozen violations of the law on protecting children from harmful information, the official said.
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WOW!! What an incredible turnaround from the USSR who had as a chief aim the destruction of the family. Instead now we’re becoming the Soviet Union.
They saw first-hand the damage a god-less ideology does.
God is teaching them to know better, mostly through the Russian Orthodox church.
It’s we humans who get hung up over denominational issues to the point we forget Christ (or if we remember Him, we assume that the flavor of Christian practice where we worship is the only one through which we can possibly be energized by Christ). Folks I will say it till I’m blue in the face. If you have accepted Christ to save your eternal life (an atomic, transcendent action, quite independent of doctrines) then if you are in a Baptist, a Catholic, an Orthodox, or whatever congregation calling on that same Christ as you worship, you are where God wants you to be.
It isn’t perfect yet — there is a reason for different approaches to young children than to older teens (and even the ancient Hebrews knew this with their concept of coming of age) — but the late, artificial delineation between youth and adult that has come into vogue in Western society is a window for mischief that does not need to be kept open.
That said, I would also expect the Rooskies, if they are spiritually on the ball, to come up with some kind of gospel based rehab plans at least for minor offenders. They don’t have the big hang up over faith and state that we do, as if people could carry on without believing in something to which they ascribe transcendent power. (Our pretense to do so has only encouraged the state to be idolized.)
The Russians are very shrewd to embrace the traditional family. Of course, the Orthodox believe it, but even the a-religious government types see the writing on the wall. While the rest of the “Civilized” world is falling apart at the seams as a result of embracing all types of non-traditional families, they will have the last laugh when their future generation is stable and our culture and children are wrecked!
It seems that each period of history has a different country defending civilization. Perhaps Russia has come into its time?
“It is not viable in Russia because the equality between parents and a child exists, everyone is equal under the law and in the court,” the commissioner said.