In the U.S., Putin points out, some states still have laws on the books against same-sex relations. (This is partly true; all such laws were invalidated in 2003 by the Supreme Court ruling in Lawrence v. Texas.)
In Russia, Putin adds, "We have no persecution at all. People of non-traditional sexual orientation work, they live in peace, they get promoted, they get state awards for their achievements in science and arts or other areas. I personally have awarded them medals."
So, up to 2003, some US States were better than Russia. And Putin disliked that!
CBS News : Putin talks gay rights on 60 Minutes
2015 Sep 27
Russia needs the consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God. As she requested in Fatima.
Bergoglio met Putin, and both betrayed Russia on that account. Bergoglio by saying "let's not talk about Fatima", Putin by NOT saying sth like "if YOU think that, who's the real Pope?". Putin recently also said, the important thing is not what he is called, but what he can do for Russia. That day he was NOT doing good for Russia. Nor is what he said the day before yesterday a very good thing for Russia either.
Hans Georg Lundahl
St Michael's Mass