#1 Russia unveils ‘straight’ flag, internet responds by algernonpj 09.07.2015 16:45

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Russia unveils ‘straight’ flag, internet responds
09/07 08:21 CET



Vladimir Putin’s United Russia Party has unveiled a ‘straight flag’ in an effort to counteract the rainbow flag used worldwide as symbol of gay pride and LGBT rights.

It was unveiled on the annual Day of Family, Love and Fidelity.

The party says the flag is intended to honour the nuclear family and traditional Russian values.

Putin unveils ‘straight flag’ to counter LGBTQI rainbow flag.
http://t.co/ST2lzgr5RT (Pic: Instagram dyushakovea) pic.twitter.com/LdBtSsH9cS
— SBS News (@SBSNews) July 9, 2015

The flag which has its own hashtag #realfamily in Russian features a father, a mother and three children. The Deputy leader of the Moscow branch of United Russia Aleksey Lisovenko told Izvestia newspaper:

“This is our answer to same sex marriages, this mockery of the very concept of family. We must prevent gay fever in our country and support traditional values.”

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http://www.euronews.com/2015/07/09/russi...-straight-flag/

#2 RE: Russia unveils ‘straight’ flag, internet responds by Cincinnatus 09.07.2015 21:04

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It's as Putin recently said, "“Many Euro-Atlantic countries have moved away from their roots, including Christian values. Policies are being pursued that place on the same level a multi-child family and a same-sex partnership, a faith in God and a belief in Satan. This is the path to degradation.”

While Putin seems to have the right idea when it comes to children and families, the Russian people don't seem to share it. The birthrate there is about 1.3 per individual female and the replacement rate is a minimum 2.1. Russia, therefore, like Western Europe, is dying.

"Russia's population peaked in the early 1990s (at the time of the end of the Soviet Union) with about 148 million people in the country. Today, Russia's population is approximately 143 million. The United States Census Bureau estimates that Russia's population will decline from the current 143 million to a mere 111 million by 2050, a loss of more than 30 million people and a decrease of more than 20%."

http://geography.about.com/od/obtainpopu...a/russiapop.htm

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