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The Russian people are opposed to the “imposition” of ideas such as the rights of sexual minorities and “gender diversity”, the president of the country’s upper house said on Sunday, calling them “foreign values”.

Speaking on Sunday in a meeting with Fawzia Zainal, president of the Bahraini Council of Representatives, Russian Federation Council President Valentina Matvienko said it was unacceptable to attribute foreign values ​​to a country regardless of its history, faith, religion and national characteristics. .

According to Matvienko, who is currently on a three-day working visit to Manama, Russia is focusing on “thetraditional family,“and the children are “The main priority of state policy”.

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“They are trying to impose foreign values ​​on us. And not only on us, but on the advancement of the world in general ”, she said. “These are the rights of sexual minorities. There are already 85 genres in Europe. It is unacceptable to us. she said.

She then met Ali bin Saleh Al-Saleh, chairman of the Bahrain Advisory Council, where she continued to talk about LGBT rights.

“We see what is happening in a number of countries”, she said, suggesting that some nations now have “quotas” for a number of LGBT representatives in government.

Earlier this year, a transgender woman was appointed to head a regional branch of the Civic Initiative party, marking a first in Russian politics. Yulia Aleshina cited the successes of foreign transgender politicians as her inspiration.

“In 2020, I came across an article about transgender politicians around the world. He was talking about the United States and the EU ”, she said to the newspaper. “I learned that there are already transgender politicians, MPs and even mayors there. I thought if it’s possible there, why isn’t it possible in Russia? “

According to a September poll by the Levada Center, 53% of Russians believe same-sex relationships should not be allowed, even involving two consenting adults. Another 16% said they partially agreed with this view.


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