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Chechen leader slams nationalist Zhirinovsky for provoking ethnic tensions

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has criticized Vladimir Zhirinovsky, a member of the Russian parliament and leader of the nationalist LDPR party, for “statements that could trigger hatred between peoples of Russia” and for “offending millions of Russian citizens on the national and religious principle”, Interfax reports.

The MP was insisting at the Poyedinok talk show that all problems of the country originated from the North Caucasus and proposed birth restrictions.

Kadyrov called such methods “fascist” and expressed surprise that Zhirinovsky had a high-ranking state positions, despite saying such things.

Head of Chechen branch of LDPR party quits

Adlan Shamsadov, head of the Chechen regional branch of the LDPR, announced he is quitting the party. A new leader will be elected within two weeks, said Alexey Didenko, a Russian MP and member of the Supreme Council of the LDPR, RIA Novosti reports.

Didenko said that Shamsadov was free to join any other party. He is confident that the Chechen party leader was pressurized into quitting.

Shamsadov said that his quit was a response to LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky’s words at the Poyedinok talk show on Russia 1 broadcasted on October 24. At the show, Zhirinovsky proposed birth control for the North Caucasus as a means of terrorism prevention.

LDPR Officials in Chechnya Were 'Coerced Into Announcing Split'

The Liberal Democratic Party has denied reports that the Chechen branch of the party has broken away from the national organization over inflammatory comments made by the party’s leader, Vladimir Zhirinovsky.

Chechen LDPR coordinator Adlan Shamsadov said on [October 27th] that the branch was ceasing its activities after Zhirinovsky proposed controlling birthrates in the republic as a measure to fight terrorism. However, the LDPR party later said that they had not received any notification about the withdrawal and that only the party’s supreme council could decide whether to shut a regional branch. 

The party also said that Shamsadov had been coerced into announcing a rift. Shamsadov’s announcement, “which has caused such a stir, was made under pressure and threats of physical violence, according to our information,” the  party said in a statement.

There are serious grounds for carrying out an investigation into “those who are forcing our party members to give up their ideology,” LDPR supreme council member Alexei Didenko said Monday. Didenko added that the party had been unable to locate Shamsadov and that a telephone conversation between the pair had been disturbed by a “strange noise” in the background, RIA Novosti reported.

Shamsadov had compared Zhirinovsky to a Ku Klux Klan member after the party leader said during a television show that the Caucasus should be blocked off “with barbed wire.” Zhirinovsky also said that Chechens should be fined for having a third child as a way of controlling the population. 

Zhirinovsky denied any wrongdoing and said that he was only answering a question posed to him during the show on Oct. 24.

Apple is secretly trying to corrupt the youth of the Motherland by giving away a free U2 album that purportedly promotes homosexuality. The Guardian reports that LDPR party member Alexander Starovoitov is objecting to the album because it features “the band’s drummer, Larry Mullen Jr, embracing his 18-year-old son, Elvis, shirtless.”

So, apparently, seeing a dad hugging his son will make a person gay.

Russian politician fears Apple’s free U2 album will make you gay

Can mediocre dad rock alter your sexual orientation? That’s the belief of one Russian politician who thinks that Apple is secretly trying to corrupt the youth of the Motherland by giving away a free U2 album that purportedly promotes homosexuality. The Guardian reports that LDPR party member Alexander Starovoitov is objecting to the album because it features “the band’s drummer, Larry Mullen Jr, embracing his 18-year-old son, Elvis, shirtless,” which U2 has said is “a visual metaphor for the album and its theme of ‘how holding on to your own innocence is a lot harder than holding on to someone else’s.’”

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Can mediocre dad rock alter your sexual orientation? That’s the belief of one Russian politician who thinks that Apple is secretly trying to corrupt the youth of the Motherland by giving away a free U2 album that purportedly promotes homosexuality. The Guardian reports that LDPR party member Alexander Starovoitov is objecting to the album because it features “the band’s drummer, Larry Mullen Jr, embracing his 18-year-old son, Elvis, shirtless,” which U2 has said is “a visual metaphor for the album and its theme of ‘how holding on to your own innocence is a lot harder than holding on to someone else’s.‘” FROM EARLIER: Your Apple Watch might be defective, no matter what Apple says That sort of highfalutin artistry doesn’t fly in

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ロシア「iTunesに埋め込まれているU2の新アルバムはゲイのプロパガンダ」、偏見未だ根強く


 
ロシアの右翼政治家が同国の司法長官に対し、アップルが配信しているU2のアルバムは「ゲイのプロパガンダ」だとして、調査するよう要請するという出来事がありました。

U2が掲げたテーマも反対者には響かず

右翼政党のLDPRのメンバーであるAlexander Starovoitov氏によれば、U2の最新アルバム「Songs of Innocence」は、同国が施行する反同性愛法に違反するような内容であるのにも関わらず、若者を中心とする世界に5億人いるiTunesユーザーへ、半強制的に無料配信されているのはおかしいとのことです。
 
今回問題となっているアルバムのジャケットは、U2のドラマーであるラリー・マレン・ジュニア氏が自身の18歳になる息子Elvis氏を抱いている画像です。同グループは、「自分たちの無垢さを抱き止めるということは、誰かを抱き止めることより、よほど難しい」というテーマの視覚的なメタファーだと述べています。

ロシアでは異論噴出


 
しかし、Starovoitov氏はこういったU2の主張に反対しており、このアルバムは男性同士の性愛を助長するものだと述べています。また現地新聞によれば、同国在住の弁護士であるEvgeny Tonky氏も、自身の息子のために倫理的被害の補償をアップルに求める準備があると語っているそうです。
 
もし、アップルが若者に対してゲイのプロパガンダを配信している罪に問われた場合、同企業はロシアにおける90日間の業務停止と、100万ルーブル(約2,300万円)の罰金を支払うこととなる可能性があります。

以前もボノが謝罪する事態に

以前からこのアルバムは様々な物議を醸しており、初期には、無料配信をうたいながら削除出来ない仕様となっていたために、アップルやU2に対して苦情が沸き起こり、同グループのメンバーであるボノ氏が、ウェブ上でユーザーに謝罪するという展開にまで至りました。

おっと、あの件は本当にすまなかった。素晴らしいアイデアだと思って、我を忘れてしまったんだ。アーティストはこういったことに陥りやすい。ほんの僅かな誇大妄想、少しばかりの寛容さ、ささやかなセルフ・プロモーション、そして我々がこの数年間命を賭けて生み出した曲が、もしかすると聞かれないのでは、という深い恐怖があった。そこら中がノイズに満ち溢れている。僕らはそれを通り抜けようとした結果、自分たちがノイズを生み出してしまったんだ。

偏見は未だに根強く


 
しかし、アップルの持つ影響力を考えれば、LGBTを看過出来ない彼らが危惧を抱くのも無理はないのかも知れません。
 
昨年にもロシアでは、ティム・クックCEOがゲイだとカミングアウトしたことを受けて、スティーブ・ジョブズ氏とアップルのモニュメントが首都サンクトペテルブルグから撤去されるなどしており、同国に根付く価値観がアップルにとって、小さくない障壁となっていることは確かなようです。
 
 
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Chechen branch of LDPR party dissolves

Adlan Shamsadov, coordinator of the Chechen regional branch of the LDPR, said that the organization had decided to dissolve as a response to the scandal caused by LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky at the Poyedinok talk show, RIA Novosti reports.

The coordinator said that the party was not pressurized into dissolving and made the decision to dissolve without hesitation.

A Russian politician has accused U2’s Songs of Innocence album drop of being “gay propaganda”. According to The Guardian, Alexander Starovoitov of Russia’s LDPR party, has claimed that Apple – who, in case you’ve forgotten, stealth-dropped U2’s latest album Songs of Innocence into over 500 million copies of iTunes last year – spammed users with illegal content. This is due to the cover […]

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Russian politician denounces Apple’s U2 album gift as ‘gay propaganda’

Right wing politician demands an investigation into U2’s album giveaway, which he says ‘spammed youths with illegal content’ and promoted gay sex. Meduza report

A Russian Duma deputy has asked Russia’s Attorney General to investigate Apple for distributing “gay propaganda” to minors.

Alexander Starovoitov, a member of the right-wing LDPR party, says Apple spammed youths with illegal content when it released U2’s latest album, Songs of Innocence, to more than 500 million iTunes customers worldwide in September 2014.

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