marat2408 wrote: Mainshow wrote: Airwrecka wrote:
Haha, it feels so far away!!
True... but enough time for Russians to make her country a safer, better, not-so-homphobic & xenophobic place.
Sound like a broken record. I think even in 2100 europeans will say something like this. C'mon people, you better care about your countries problems.
It's not our fault that it "sounds like a broken record". - I've been to Russia once and I was impressed (+ I have Russian friends, + my mother and my grandma speak Russian + I listen to Russian music etc). It's not like I'm hatin' Russia. That is definitely not the case.. but it seems that Russia and its policies are gettin' worse day by day. Instead of moving further, they're goin' back. Tryin' to blame the Western society, Caucasian people (Armenians, Usbeks) and homosexual people for their "problems" and the Russian government is not afraid of cuttin' the rights of those people and treat them differently.
Didn't Putin say that he hasn't somethin' against homosexuality but "they should just stay away from our children"? - So basically, he thinks and makes his citizens believe that gay people are pedophiliac. This is inhumane, simply wrong.
+ Even a Russian priest said that the soccer world cup is gay propganda (because of the players wearing colourful shoes and having some "questionalbe" hair-cuts)" - I mean, is he serious, ... it's like some Russian people are blaming gay people for everything or seeing gay propaganda in so many things (music, soccer, Eurovision). - It's like a hunting or somethin'.
People hailing from Uzbekistan for example were hired to work / to build buidlings, arenas for the Olympic winter games. You'll find enough documentaries and reports about how Russian police men being proud of "having cleaned" or "having expurgated" areas of Uzbeks who lived there under horrible conditions.
There were several incidents that people from former Soviet-states or blacks were beaten up in the Metro (you can find videos on the Internet which show these beatings + a crowd cheering instead of helping the victim or feelin' for him). + It was quite a big deal that some Russians threw someone from Uzbekistan into a river in December because of him being not "a real Russian".
The thing is... all other European countries (I see Russia to be Europen as well) have their own problems, but Russia is adding old problems to their list by goin' so many steps back, when it comes to human rights.
And I'm sorry to say this, but this is the reason why I think that FIFA shouldn't have allowed Russia to host the next world cup in the first place.
So don't get me wrong, I respect Russians and I do not blame the citizens but in some cases, it is undeniable that Russia is gettin' worse in terms of human rights and to be honest, I am afraid of it. Russia has so much power and influence and I don't wanna see other countries take this as an example.
I have the feeling that Russia was a more open-minded country a few years ago.