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  • Look at the start of it all

    Germany under Hitler first started demonizing Jews by saying they were corrupting the children, destroying the economy, and trying to make everyone Jewish. They passed laws first restricting Jewish rights, then calling for the imprisonment of any Jew.
    Russia under Putin has started demonizing LGBT people, saying that they are corrupting the children, destroying the economy, and trying to make everyone gay. He first passed laws restricting LGBT rights, and is now calling for the immediate arrest of anyone who even speaks for gay rights, let alone is actually gay.

    Not to mention they both invaded countries that they had either looked to control or had controlled in recent years (Poland and Ukraine, though Putin's motives in Crimea are debatable)

    Soon the time could come when we see non-hetero Russians being forced to wear a rainbow armband.

  • Russian are barbaric.

    The Russian authorities need to address a deteriorating situation of widespread and concerted abuse against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and activists. The authorities’ failure to act and some officials’ homophobic comments expose LGBT people to further harassment and violence and embolden the attackers, Human Rights Watch research found.

    As the host to the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, Russia should act in accordance with the principle of nondiscrimination, a core provision of the Olympic Charter. As a member of the Council of Europe, and party to multiple human rights treaties, it should meet its obligations to provide equal respect and protection for LGBT people.

    “The Russian authorities have the power to protect the rights of LGBT people, but instead they are ignoring their responsibility to do so,” said Tanya Cooper, Russia researcher at Human Rights Watch. “By turning a blind eye to hateful homophobic rhetoric and violence, Russian authorities are sending a dangerous message as the world is about to arrive on its doorstep for the Olympics that there is nothing wrong with attacks on gay people.”

  • Russian are barbaric.

    The Russian authorities need to address a deteriorating situation of widespread and concerted abuse against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and activists. The authorities’ failure to act and some officials’ homophobic comments expose LGBT people to further harassment and violence and embolden the attackers, Human Rights Watch research found.

    As the host to the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, Russia should act in accordance with the principle of nondiscrimination, a core provision of the Olympic Charter. As a member of the Council of Europe, and party to multiple human rights treaties, it should meet its obligations to provide equal respect and protection for LGBT people.

    “The Russian authorities have the power to protect the rights of LGBT people, but instead they are ignoring their responsibility to do so,” said Tanya Cooper, Russia researcher at Human Rights Watch. “By turning a blind eye to hateful homophobic rhetoric and violence, Russian authorities are sending a dangerous message as the world is about to arrive on its doorstep for the Olympics that there is nothing wrong with attacks on gay people.”

  • Russia in 2014 is Germany in 1933

    The situation of LGBT people in Russia today is almost identical to the situation of the Jews in Germany in the early 1930s.

    The Germans claimed Jews were conspiring to damage the German economy and harm the nation, corrupt their young, and harm the German-Aryan race with their flawed genes and perverse practices. The Russians are claiming gays are conspiring to damage Russian society, culture and the nation, corrupt their young, and damage the Russian traditions through perverse practices and by recruiting children.

    Just as the Germans tried to make the Jewish people out to be criminal financiers and conspirators; the Russians are trying to make LGBTs out to be pedophiles. Just as Germans stripped Jews of their rights and jobs, Russia is stripping it's LGBT population of it's rights and liberties, turning the people against them and starting to round them up for trial.

  • Watched youtube video

    Anyone who can condone pouring urine on a young mans head, kicking him then -presumably- beating the hell out of him to try and "cure" him of his homosexuality, is just sick. But, what really makes this holocaust potential is the fact that this is all state supported. That's how it started out in Germany, with state supported laws to disenfranchise the Jewish people of basic civil rights and eventually rounding them up. I see this "rounding up" starting already with the arrest's of LGBT rights supporters/activists and that the state has banned all pride parades or even peaceful protests/rallies against the law. The fact that this law passed the Duma unanimously is just disgusting and disgraceful. Russia needs to take a good hard look at itself right now and decide if blindly following Putin on his quest for power is what it really wants.

  • "special prisons LGBTQ "

    Russia is quietly building "special prisons" to segregate LGBTQ people arrested according to the new law.
    This brings horrible memories of concentration camps and the holocaust and then as now the world keep silent.
    "those special prisons modeled after the GULAG system during the communist era will focus in "educative labor" and will be managed under very restricted circumstances. Исправительно-трудовая колония, ИТК.

  • Generalized LGBT Persecution

    If the Russian government even suspects a person of thinking 'gay,' the person is treated as subhuman. Hate crimes go unchecked - forced imprisonment is rampant. If this blatantly, discriminatory treatment continues on this path, then the logical progression suggests a modern holocaust of despicable proportions. Putin has clearly lost his mind. His actions will, certainly, harm his relations with the rest of civilized countries. Russia should be ashamed.

  • History repeats itself

    The Holocaust in Germany started off how Russia is starting. First, it were these crazy and bias laws. Abuse of the Jewish people was condoned. The country had decidedly outcasted the Jewish population. The Jewish population was easily imprisoned for petty things and eventually no one really noticed if a Jewish person was imprisoned. I believe it's not too far-fetched to think eventually special prisons would be made to house the gay criminals. These special prisons may just be modern day prison camps. With these extremely vague laws it allows them to lock up anyone even suspected of being gay then they can easily come up with a bull**** excuse that separate prisons are needed for their safety. Even in America sometimes homosexual inmates are housed differently for their safety. Also, if anyone suspects Putin of something they could be locked up just as easily. I hope I'm wrong but I think Putin may be heading towards a holocaust and even if it's for a short while he may be able to do some damage before other countries get involved.

  • Not all bad things are the Holocaust

    We have little reason to believe that Russia's treatment of gay people will ever reach the holocaust's proportion, magnitude or severity. There are not enough gay people in Russia for this ever to reach the proportion or magnitude of the holocaust. Simultaneously there is little reason to believe Putin's treatment of gay people will ever reach the horrors of the Nazi treatment of the Jews, or gay people, under the final solution.

    For the Russian governments's actions to be similar in severity to the holocaust it would require Russia to start punishing gay people with some of the following things: forced labor, torture or death. There is little reason these idea's are about to come to Russia for gay people. It would cost Russia a great deal on the international stage. The Russian government's rhetoric does not match the Nazi government's rhetoric on Jews even before they started creating labor camps. This policy is heavily discriminatory and wrong but it is not the holocaust.

    On a definitional point, there is no such thing as "a holocaust" there is only one.

  • The rest of the world wouldn't let it happen.

    Especially to homosexuals. The movement toward accepting them has made so much progression and it isn't slowing down. Gay marriage is getting passed in a variety of places. And we have something today that people didn't have in the 1940s. We have the internet. Mass murder of homosexuals in Russia would get a lot of people riled up. Not that any other holocaust in the past didn't make people angry, it's just the circumstances we're in at this moment would argue against a holocaust in Russia.


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