Russia's 1st Pride Parade...

The Man

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...ain't happening after all:



A village of seven people had reportedly been scheduled to host the first-ever Russian gay pride parade authorized by local authorities, LGBT activists said Wednesday, however, a local official said Thursday that the event had been prohibited.

In the past decade, local administrations have either banned gay pride parades outright or backtracked on earlier promises to allow them, often citing a 2013 law banning “homosexual propaganda” among minors.

Gay rights activist Nikolai Alexeyev said Wednesday that the head of a small town on the Volga River had granted a request to hold a gay pride demonstration in a nearby village.

“The head of the Novoulyanovsk administration, Svetlana Kosarinova, is the bravest person in Russia. She’s allowed a gay pride in the village of Yablonevy, with a population of 7 people,” Alexeyev wrote on social media Wednesday.

Alexeyev said holding the event in another village with a population of 131 people “would have been too progressive for modern Russia.”

“Thus, the first authorized gay parade in the history of Russia should take place on Aug. 26,” he wrote.

However, on Thursday, an unnamed official from the Novoulyanovsk administration said that the event had been banned by the city's head, Gennady Denikayev, the Govorit Moskva radio station reported.

"It will no longer be happening. The city head was not aware of the event, so he prohibited it," the official was cited as saying.
Gay Pride Parade in Russian Village of 7 Residents Gets Canceled

Previously, a Pride event was approved... in Teriberka, a half-frozen, half-abandoned town in the Far North, above the Polar Circle

and, then, in February, even that permission was withdrawn: Russian Authorities Cancel Gay Pride Parade in Teriberka Over Wind Concerns

On August 4th, two dozen people were arrested by police in St. Petersburg for staging unauthorized single person protests with rainbow flags

I wrote about it here: http://politicalhotwire.com/current-events/198148-pride-contrasts.html

The European Court condemned Russia's homophobic laws back in June: European Court Condemns Russia's 'Homophobic' Gay Propaganda Law

But, Russia rarely complies with this court and its rulings...

An unrelated yet equally disturbing bit of news from there also:

Russian women suffering domestic violence are being deterred from going to the police since its partial decriminalisation last year, campaigners have claimed after a dramatic fall in reported incidents.

The state statistics, released in July, reveal that the number of cases of domestic violence reported to the police in 2017 almost halved since physical abuse became punishable by a fine rather than time in prison.

Controversial amendments to Russian law decriminalised some forms of domestic violence in February 2017. The changes mean violence against a spouse or children that results in bruising or bleeding but not broken bones is punishable by 15 days in prison or a fine of 30,000 roubles (£380) if they do not happen more than once a year. Previously, these offences carried a maximum jail sentence of two years.

A total 36,037 domestic violence cases were reported in 2017, compared with 65,543 in 2016, with 25,667 of the 2017 cases involving violence against women, compared with 49,765 cases the year before.

Marina Pisklakova-Parker, head of the Anna Centre, an NGO that provides support to victims of domestic abuse, said the statistics showed women were less inclined to report cases to the police, rather than that decriminalisation had sharply reduced the incidences of domestic violence.

She said the national helpline to the Anna Centres in Russia had registered an increase in calls from about 20,000 in 2016 to almost 27,000 in 2017.

“The combination of the state and helpline statistics show that domestic violence has not decreased in Russia, but rather the opposite,” she said. “State statistics reflect only criminal cases where the state could respond according to the existing system of legislation ... The amendment offers domestic abusers this easy out, and so the decriminalisation has proven to be very dangerous to the safety of thousands of Russian women suffering from men’s domestic violence.

“This decision sends a message that the state doesn’t consider familial battery as a criminal offence and a violation of women’s human rights. The decriminalisation is a signal that domestic abuse is not a serious issue, and inevitably it gives perpetrators a greater sense of impunity.”

Anna Rivina, who founded Nasiliu.net, said: “The state loves numbers. When discussing decriminalisation they can now use these statistics to say that women are not asking for help, and therefore that the levels of domestic violence must be lower.

“However, this is not the case. Instead, statistics are lower because women are even less inclined to ask for help than they were before.”

In December last year it was revealed that Russian women who are victims of domestic abuse are often forced to pay the fines handed down to their abusers.

According to domesticviolence.ru, more than 16 million women a year are estimated to experience domestic violence in Russia, but only 10% of them go to the police.
Decriminalisation of domestic violence in Russia leads to fall in reported cases

About the fines: Russian victims of domestic abuse forced to pay perpetrator’s fine

Nothing to see here... Just Putin & Orthodox Church dragging Russia back to 19th Century
 
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Good.

Homosexuality is a sin.

It should be banned.
True, and thanks to Russia and its Duma members for clarifying the difference between correcting your wife and children and abusing them.

Controversial amendments to Russian law decriminalised some forms of domestic violence in February 2017. The changes mean violence against a spouse or children that results in bruising or bleeding but not broken bones is punishable by 15 days in prison or a fine of 30,000 roubles (£380) if they do not happen more than once a year. Previously, these offences carried a maximum jail sentence of two years.
 
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True, and thanks to Russia and its Duma members for clarifying the difference between correcting your wife and children and abusing them.
Of course beating women is wrong.

There are much better ways to get them to comply.

Increase their chores, take away their entertainment, make them scribe Bible passages that relate to their sins.

No need to beat them.
 
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The Man

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Of course beating women is wrong.

There are much better ways to get them to comply.

Increase their chores, take away their entertainment, make them scribe Bible passages that relate to their sins.

No need to beat them.
You are one of the few true professional trolls I've met so far lol
 

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