"We consider ourselves like normal, standard people..."
Some consider it pro-traditional family, others look upon it as the height of anti-gay legislation. However any given individual views Russia’s new law against the "propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations among minors," everyone very well may agree that Russian track and field champion Yelena Isinbayeva's response to fellow athletes symbolic act supporting homosexuality certainly has stoked the flames of controversy, as reported by Fox News of New York on Aug.15, 2013.
In the wake of Russian President Vladimir Putin recently signing into law it being illegal for any Russian citizen under the age of 18 who publicly advocates "non-traditional" sexual relationships, there has been an outcry from many pro-homosexual individuals and organizations in the West.
Case In Point...
Competing in the the 2013 World Athletics Championships in Moscow, two Swedish athletes painted the multi-colors of the so-called Gay Pride flag on their fingernails as a show of solidarity with gays and lesbians.
High jumper Emma Green Tregaro and 200 meter sprinter Moa Hjelmer made a point of flying their colors during the competition in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium, site of the 1980's Summer Olympics.
The Other Side Of The Coin...
Despite some activists calling for their respective nations to boycott the 2014 Olympics to be held in the Russian resort city of Sochi, two-time Gold Medalist Yelena Isinbayeva has made headlines by supporting her nation's overt support of heterosexuality.
Pole vaulter Isinbayeva simultaneously delivered a blistering condemnation of homosexuality and defended Mother Russia when she stated:
If we allow to promote and do all this stuff on the street, we are very afraid about our nation because we consider ourselves like normal, standard people.
We just live with boys with woman, woman with boys.
Not quite done yet, world champion concluded:
Everything must be fine. It comes from history.
We never had any problems, these problems in Russia, and we don't want to have any in the future.
Russia's new law prohibits minors from public displays of support of "non-traditional" sexuality as defined as:
- Men with men.
- Women with women.
When the country revoked its sodomy laws in 1993, gay sex remains legal in Russia.