and British laws protect minorities as equal citizens, while Russian courts routinely circumvent the law as needed, and police corruption means minorities cannot expect safety. As Peter Pomerantsev brilliantly

describes, Putins crony politics grew into what Russians call the System, which runs on corruption so pervasive that it implicates even those who would resist. But Putin is fine with violating international law when it comes to bashing gays. Russias anti-lgbt laws are more a political card than a symptom of Putins own bigotry. Then the government targeted immigrants, most non-ethnically Russian, and violent riots broke out between nationalists and immigrants. The Sochi Winter Olympics will run Feb. Those negotiations let Putin have it both ways: he kept a military strike off Bashar al-Assad and he got to play peacemaker against a would-be hegemonic. The wars teens in the Caucasus, a region that abuts Sochi, were largely won by Putin during a long and bloody campaign, but his use of warlords (eg: the terrifying and absurd Ramzan Kadyrov in Chechnya has apparently only diffused extremism. It was decriminalized in Russia in 1993. Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina have expressed regret about offending Orthodox Christians, and made clear that their trial was reprehensible because it showed how Russians vague hooliganism law can be bent to prosecute anyone for anything. Under the Russian statute, it is a criminal act to hold any sort gordos of public demonstration in favour of gay rights, speak in defense of gay rights or distribute material related to gay rights, or to state that gay relationships are equal to heterosexual relationships. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters It was another domestic ploy. This Week about safety concerns at the Olympics, Putin offered new assurances that security would not be an issue. Heres some background from, wikipedia on the international legal situation concerning Russias anti-gay propaganda law: Russia has recently received criticism from around the world and across the international community for enacting a law that bans the distribution of propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations to minors. Putin also appeared confident that allegations of corruption surrounding the sporting event were false.

If we allow ourselves to be weak. Given collapsing bridges and power outages in paginas porno gay amateur cities that werent built by the will of one man. In fact," took part, using a word usually reserved for military operations. Ll assist those terrorists in achieving their goals Putin said. Anything that gets in the way of that we should clean up he said. Putins invocation of international law and order. Or if protesters disparaged Saudi Arabias treatment of womens rights in a major mosque. Unless its to protect Putins favorite massmurdering dictator.

Obama isnt sending any senior officials to Sochi, but Buchanans got.Putin s back and opposing gay rights and supporting organized religion arent even fringe views in todays GOP.

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Despite the sweeping measures Putin has taken. He puts freed prisoners in the awkward position andre aston gay of being in his debt. The point here is that its not just Putin. International concern about how gay people will be treated in Sochi have been met with assurances from Russian officials and Olympics organizers that there will be no discrimination in Sochi. We view Europe as Sodom and Gomorrah. Stability v chaos, legacy and dacha by the sea. And Putin reiterated that stance Sunday. You can call them a band. Warlords, there are big countries and small countries.

To that end, consider the following. His comments about Syria directly contradict Russias comments, and actions, about their years-long draconian crackdown on gay and trans Russians.We are not protecting the Syrian government, but international law.