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73 prosecuted under St. Petersburg's anti-gay law
Google News ^ | Friday, July 20, 2012 | AFP

Posted on 07/21/2012 10:31:44 PM PDT by Jyotishi

SAINT PETERSBURG — Seventy-three people have been prosecuted for violating new anti-gay legislation imposed in Russia's former imperial city Saint Petersburg four months ago, police said Friday.

The law which punishes public homosexual and paedophile "propaganda" with fines of up to 500,000 rubles (12,800 euros/$15,600) has been criticised by human rights activists as homophobic.

"Seventy-three people have been prosecuted for homosexual propaganda and one person for paedophile propaganda," Saint Petersburg police chief Sergei Umnov was quoted as saying by his press service.

No details were given on the offences or the sentences imposed.

The law was promoted by the ruling United Russia party and adopted by Saint Petersburg's city assembly in February.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: gay; homosexualagenda; orthodox; pedophilia; russia

1 posted on 07/21/2012 10:31:52 PM PDT by Jyotishi
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“When asked to comment on the new law the same month the US State Department said the United States was concerned by legislation that “would severely restrict freedoms of expression and assembly for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals, and indeed all Russians”.”

Heck, as far as I know gay Russians can do anything they want. They just have to come to Europe, or better yet, the US, where they can join the Navy and march with ‘pride’ down their streets.


2 posted on 07/21/2012 10:35:47 PM PDT by BobL
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And ours put on military uniforms, and flamboyantly celebrated their depravity in a parade. And gay propaganda is flooding the schools, universities, and public square.


3 posted on 07/21/2012 10:35:56 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: DesertRhino; Jyotishi; BobL

Sometimes you just can’t help loving Mother Russia.


4 posted on 07/21/2012 10:52:09 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: Jyotishi

Someimes those crazy Russians get things right.


5 posted on 07/21/2012 10:52:22 PM PDT by meatloaf (Support Senate S 1863 & House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: lightman

“Sometimes you just can’t help loving Mother Russia.”

Tell me about it. Whether we like it or not, they are trying their best to protect their society. We’re too afraid to do the same.


6 posted on 07/21/2012 10:54:09 PM PDT by BobL
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To: Jyotishi

The Russian public obviously has a higher moral standard than the American public.
It’s a shame.


7 posted on 07/21/2012 10:58:40 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard
Remember Kruchev: "We will bury you."

It has happend from within--without their doing.

8 posted on 07/21/2012 11:06:55 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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Their re-instituting biblical principles into their society. A decade ago they where bring pastors and clergy over to figure out what they had missed, as their moral culture was and is dismal. They came to the conclusion that cutting GOD out of their culture had been a big mistake. What a shock!


9 posted on 07/21/2012 11:08:43 PM PDT by foundedonpurpose (It's time for a fundamental restoration, of our countries principles!)
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To: lightman

The within was their doing, with our communist faithful professors, media, and politicians all helping.


10 posted on 07/21/2012 11:12:57 PM PDT by foundedonpurpose (It's time for a fundamental restoration, of our countries principles!)
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To: Lancey Howard

I doubt this has anything to do with morals and more with their declining birth rate.


11 posted on 07/21/2012 11:28:48 PM PDT by GrannyAnn
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To: lightman
Remember Kruchev: "We will bury you." It has happend from within--without their doing.

Ironically, that is exactly what Khrushchev meant.

12 posted on 07/21/2012 11:29:15 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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Right. The Russians are the ones who wind up with a robust moral standard and a will to keep society on a footing which does not harm youth. We on the other hand have gone to the dogs , have embraced the will to extinction, and look like fools into the bargain.


13 posted on 07/22/2012 8:03:43 AM PDT by scottjewell
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Why would you want to be gay in Russia anyway? They have some of the most beautiful women in the world.

http://www.rbrides.com/russian-brides-journal/images/russian-brides.jpg

Fools

14 posted on 07/22/2012 8:06:58 AM PDT by KC_Lion (The Supreme Court issued their ruling on Obamacare. Soon, We the People shall issue ours.)
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To: KC_Lion

Thank you.


15 posted on 07/22/2012 1:27:16 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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You are welcome.

I am only stating the Facts.

Are you Russian? If so from where in Russia?

16 posted on 07/22/2012 3:29:38 PM PDT by KC_Lion (The Supreme Court issued their ruling on Obamacare. Soon, We the People shall issue ours.)
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> I am only stating the Facts.

You did that well.

> Are you Russian?...

No, are you?


17 posted on 07/22/2012 4:23:24 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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Oh No, I am not Russian, I thought since you said "Thank You" it was a complement, I guess I just thought that mean that you were related to Russia some how.

Sorry for any confusion.

To Make up for that

Here ya go, more Russian perfection

http://www.rbrides.com/russian-brides-journal/images/russian-girls.jpg

18 posted on 07/22/2012 4:52:03 PM PDT by KC_Lion (The Supreme Court issued their ruling on Obamacare. Soon, We the People shall issue ours.)
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To: KC_Lion

> Here ya go, more Russian perfection

What beauty! (Physical at least.)


19 posted on 07/22/2012 6:03:32 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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I know a couple of girls from Russia, they are very nice and very grateful to be in America.


20 posted on 07/22/2012 6:49:47 PM PDT by KC_Lion (The Supreme Court issued their ruling on Obamacare. Soon, We the People shall issue ours.)
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To: KC_Lion

Do they accept the ObamacareCard?


21 posted on 07/22/2012 7:15:20 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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Oh Not in the least, but seeing how fit they are, I doubt they would need it for quite a while.

Many immigrants from Eastern Europe I know Despises the Democrats, they sound just like their former apparatchiks over in the old country.

22 posted on 07/22/2012 7:24:06 PM PDT by KC_Lion (The Supreme Court issued their ruling on Obamacare. Soon, We the People shall issue ours.)
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