Russia’s Ministry of Justice recently announced its intention to classify the LGBT+ movement as ” extremist “I prohibit their activities on the territory of the Russian Federation. This petition will be examined by the Russian Supreme Court on November 30. This initiative follows a series of ultra-conservative measures taken by Russia, especially since the start of its offensive in Ukraine.
This move by the Russian government is part of a broader policy of safeguarding” traditional values “. Recently, a bill was passed to ban sex reassignment procedures and gender changes in official documents. president Poutineknown for his support of traditional values, he is likely to sign this bill, which has already received unanimous approval in the State Duma.
The decision of the Ministry of Justice provoked outraged reactions, also at the international level. Human rights organizations have criticized the measure, calling it homophobic and transphobic. Dilia Gafourovadirector of the Russian association for the defense of LGBT+ rights, has expressed her deep concern, stressing that this measure aims to marginalize and erase the LGBT+ community from the public space in Russia.
Amnesty International also condemned the decision, calling it “ embarrassing “I” deeply cynical The organization has highlighted the dramatic consequences of these policies, including the fear and humiliation many LGBT+ people in Russia face.
Russia wants to defend traditional family values
The proposed law banning sex changes and gender modifications in official documents also has far-reaching implications. In addition to voiding marriages where a person has changed gender, it also prohibits transgender people from becoming foster or adoptive parents. This bill is an example of the Kremlin’s strategy, which, with the support of the Russian Orthodox Church, aims to promote “ traditional family values » in opposition to Western standards.
As a reminder, movements have been observed to protect traditional values in several countries of the world where for several years we have been opposing what we consider dictates coming from the West. In China, as in many African countries, there is growing opposition to these values.