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Author of Russia's Anti-Gay Laws on How She Got Sanctioned (captions, 4 minutes)

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There's been a lot of talk in the western media about Russia's unfair repression of homosexuals, especially around the Olympic games.

It turns out that, like a lot of what the western media writes about Russia, this isn't really true, but that is a subject for another article.

We thought it would be interesting to listen to the author of the legislation herself. Her name is Elena Mizulina.

She sounds very much like a conservative American republican, talking about Christianity and family values.

She's very active on battling child pornography, is anti-abortion, and was a big supporter of the law outlawing profanity in the media.

Another interesting fact is that Mizulina was included on the US sanctions list from day one, for nothing other than authoring the anti-gay legislation. She really has nothing to to with foreign relations, military affairs, nor is she a rich powerful oligarch allied with Putin.

The legislation doesn't prohibit homosexual activity, it simply forbids promoting homosexual lifestyles to children.  

Somehow this put her at the top of Obama's blacklist.  

The logical conclusion, it seem to us, then, is that he supports promoting homosexual lifestyles to children.  

Or are we missing something?


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