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Another US family kills another baby adopted from Russia

Posted by Kris Roman on July 16, 2008

A two-year-old baby adopted from Russia by an American family died after his father left him in a car for hours. Foster father Miles Harrison, 49, fainted when he found the little boy dead in the back seat of the car outside his office. The man can be sentenced up to ten years in jail for involuntary manslaughter, The Washington Post reports.

The tragedy took place in the beginning of the current week in the town of Herndon. The man left his adoptive son locked in the car for almost the entire day. The car heated up because of the hot weather, and the little boy died.

Specialists said that the temperature inside the car could reach 54 degrees C. A spokesperson for the Russian Embassy in the USA said that the embassy was trying to investigate the details of the incident.

Over 376 children have died under similar circumstances since 1998.

The man’s wife, Carol Harrison, was also questioned after the baby’s death. The police are investigating what was happening prior to the incident and whether it could affect the boy’s death.

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Russia bans 3 adoption agencies following baby’s death in U.S.

Posted by Kris Roman on July 13, 2008

Three international adoption agencies, including one that failed to inform Russia of the death of a baby in the U.S. this week, have been banned from operating in Russia, the country’s adoption authorities said on Friday.

A 21-month-old baby adopted from Russia three months ago died in the U.S. state of Virginia on Tuesday after being left by his foster father for several hours in the back of a car, in searing heat.

The Russian Education and Science Ministry’s adoption commission said in a statement: “The agencies to be banned from working on the territory of the Russian Federation include a representative office that violated the requirements of Russian law on swiftly informing us of the death of an adopted child.”

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Russian communists call to boycott Indiana Jones, a movie for perverts

Posted by Kris Roman on May 27, 2008

St. Petersburg communists have spiced up the distribution of a new film about Indiana Jones in Russia. As soon as the film opened in cinemas across Russia, the communists of St. Petersburg called to boycott “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.”

In Steven Spielberg’s new film archeology professor Jones competes with Soviet intelligence agents headed by agent Irina Spalko (Cate Blanchett) who speaks with a Ukrainian accent. The film is set in 1957 during the Cold War.

Spokespeople for the communist movement of St. Petersburg said that the film slandered Soviet intelligence. “With this film the new generation of Russia will obtain a pessimistic mood, uncertainty in the country’s power and idolatry of the USA,” said the statement posted on the website of the movement.

The activists are going to send a letter to the Ministry of Culture with a request to ban the film in Russia. “It is unclear why we should buy a film devoid of any artistic merits, while Russian films acquire no state support. Let Russian enemies watch Spielberg’s low-grade libel on DVDs secretly like perverts,” they said. “American Indians and aliens help Jones and his dubious companions save the world from the Russian threat. That’s disgusting like a paranoid dream of Churchill. We will write a letter to the Committee for Culture to take the film off Russian screens,” Vladimir Muhin, a deputy from St.Petersburg said.

Police lieutenant and communist Veronika Klinovitskaya labeled the film as “a spit in the soul of Soviet people.”

“I remember characters of Soviet films – courageous members of underground organizations, intelligence agents, excellent workers and their inspiring faces that have nothing in common with a predatory face of vicious Cate Blanchett. So I am speechless.”

Communists also demanded the authorities should deprive Harrison Ford and Cate Blanchett of an entry permit to Russia. “I want to look in the eyes of Ford. I remember him coming to Russia, eating our bread and salt and admiring Russian women. But in the film he doesn’t make bones about eliminating a Russian woman. Even aliens seem closer to him than Russians,” said another communist, Andrei Gindos.

Another party at fault, actress Cate Blanchett, told the Vedomosti newspaper that most of the Soviet intelligence entourage was made up by George Lucas. “The personality of parapsychology doctor Irina Spalko was developed by the scriptwriter and my imagination; it is not based on anything real. However, George Lucas, the author of the plot, assured me that he knows for certain that at the beginning of the Cold War there was a super secret service in the USSR that specialized in researching paranormal phenomena, telekinesis and remote viewing. My character works there,” the actress said.

When asked whether “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of Crystal Skull” may provoke another outbreak of interest in the subject of the Cold War era and the iron curtain, Cate Blanchett said assuredly that “the political situation in the world won’t let us go back to the past.” The iron curtain provokes suspicion and mysteries; no good dramatic concept can exist without mysteries. “The Cold War helped us make an engrossing movie,” the actress said.

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Russian nationalists call for recriminalisation of homosexuality

Posted by Kris Roman on May 13, 2008

Russian Vanguard, an ultra-religious monarchist group, has picketed the Kaliningrad concert of performer Boris Moiseyev because he is openly gay. The ultra nationalist group said it would not target the singer’s fans, as not all of them are gay, but restated its demands that gay sex acts be punished by law.

“The Kaliningrad administration authorities banned us from picketing the concert of Moiseyev,” Russian Vanguard’s leader Alexander Klementyev told Interfax.

“This picketing will show our demand to re-establish Article 121 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation which existed before and provided for punishment for homosexuality,” said Klementyev.

Homosexuality was legalised in Russia in 1993 and since 1999 it is no longer included on the list of mental illnesses. Religious Russians have been at the vanguard of the fight against gay rights in the country.

However, the Communist Party of Russian Federation is also deeply homophobic. Its leader Gennady Zyuganov says that homosexuality is contrary to Russian national traditions.

The ruling party is not supportive of gay people. Russian society as well as the government are notoriously homophobic in character. In past years the Mayor of Moscow has refused to allow gay pride marches, referring to them as Satanic.

Gay activists regularly face intimidation and violence from far right groups who see the gay community as a ‘threat’ to Russia’s national security.

An Amnesty International spokesman told

“Amnesty has serious concerns about the Russian government’s treatment of LGBT rights.

“We’ve had numerous homophobic attacks in Russia, some of them fatal.

“The authorities have failed to tackle discrimination because of sexual orientation.”

In an interview with the German magazine Der Spiegel in January, Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, who is head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, said that not viewing homosexuality as a sin will lead to a variety of other sexual perversions.

“Morality is either absolute or it does not exist. If you excuse homosexuality, why not excuse paedophilia?” he said.

Bishop Kirill said that people in the future would say that “12-year-old girls were considered children before, but now they develop much faster.

“Twenty years ago nobody could imagine that Germany would legalise homosexual marriages,” he continued.

“However, they get used to it by now. It is a matter of principle. There is one moral nature.

“Gay parade is an intrusive display of depravity. Thus we can successfully promote any other sin, as is done on TV.

“It vitiates public morality. The task of the Church is to say that sin is sin. Otherwise, the Church is not needed.”

Late last year the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly was dominated by comments made by a Russian religious leader.

Orthodox Patriarch Alexy II had called homosexuality an “illness” and attacked what he called “homosexual propaganda” influencing young people during an address to MPs from across Europe.

The patriarch was there as part of council’s regular debates with political and religious leaders.

He said homosexuality was “an illness and a distortion of the human personality” comparable to kleptomania.

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Moscow mayor opposed to gay rallies in capital

Posted by Kris Roman on May 4, 2008

The organisers of Moscow’s gay parade are waiting for a decision from the city’s authorities about a request to hold a number of rallies in the capital at the beginning of May. Moscow’s mayor Yury Luzhkov has repeatedly stated that he is strongly opposed to the event being held in the city.They want permission to organise 25 marches and rallies.
A number of requests have already been rejected.

The Orthodox Church has also made numerous objections.

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Moscow authorities set to ban gay parade again

Posted by Kris Roman on April 24, 2008

Moscow authorities said they will ban all attempts to hold unsanctioned events by the gay community over the May holidays, City Hall said Thursday.

“The capital’s authorities will not permit unauthorized actions by sexual minorities in Moscow scheduled for May 1 and 2,” the City Hall press service said in a statement.

Moscow authorities rejected official applications by Gay Parade organizers in 2006 and 2007 for permission to march, on the grounds that it would interfere with the rights and everyday lives of ordinary Muscovites.

The statement also ran that the authorities would block all attempts to hold such events “as society’s absolute majority does not accept gay lifestyles or their philosophy.”

Mayor Yury Luzhkov has branded gay pride parades “Satanic” and vowed that they would never be permitted in the capital, while the Russian Orthodox Church and various far-right groups have sworn to halt any attempt to hold a march in support of gay rights in Russia.

Last year, Moscow’s Tverskoi District Court ruled that a city ban on holding a Gay Pride Parade was legal. Around 100 protestors subsequently gathered outside City Hall to submit a petition to the mayor against what they called an ‘unfounded and illegal prohibition on holding the march in support of sexual minorities in Russia.’

The protest turned violent and a British gay rights activist was kicked and beaten by nationalists, and police detained 31 people, including two Italian members of the European parliament, in the ensuing skirmish.

Homosexuality was legalized in Russia in 2003, but discrimination against gays and lesbians remains widespread. The hostile crowd during the 2007 May demonstration included people carrying crosses and wearing Orthodox Church dress, along with ultranationalists.


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It’s official! Russians love sex

Posted by Kris Roman on March 3, 2008

Perhaps it’s the cold climate, the vodka or the beautiful women. A new global survey has revealed that Russians enjoy the most active sex lives in the world, with more sex and more partners than anyone else, except for the Austrians.

Perhaps it’s no surprise that Russia came a heady second in a new global survey, on which countries have the most sex. But is Russia really a hot bed of lust and love?

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