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Russia unveils a ‘straight flag’, to counter the rainbow one

10 Jul

The Russian government has unveiled different coloured versions of the flag below:

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Russia has unveiled its answer to the rainbow gay pride flag by issuing a blue and white design depicting the outline of a straight couple and three children above the words ‘a real family’.

Presented as part of the annual Day of Family, Love and Fidelity celebrations earlier this week, the country’s ruling United Russia party called the flag ‘a response to same sex marriage’.

Andrei Lisovenko, deputy head of the United Russia branch in Moscow described gay marriage as a ‘mockery’ of the concept of family, adding: ‘We have to warn against gay-fever at home and support traditional values in our country.’

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The ‘heterosexual pride’ flag was unveiled at Moscow’s Day of Family, Love and Fidelity festival – a celebration held across the country every July 8 since 2008.

As well as aggressively promoting the idea of the ‘traditional’ family, divorces are banned for the day in four Russian regions – Tula, Amur, Kaluga and Kurban – according to the Moscow Times.

The flag, which bears a striking resemblance to one used by an anti-gay marriage movement based in France, shows the white outline of a man and a woman holding hands with three children.

It indeed resembles Le Manif Pour Tous‘s flag, except with one more child than the French group’s, below:

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The Moscow branch of President Vladimir Putin’s party announced the official introduction of the flag to mark the country’s annual Day of Family, Love and Fidelity. The group claims the flag is intended to honour the nuclear family and traditional Russian values.

The flag itself comes primarily in the colours of the Russian flag and features the silhouette of a man, woman and three children and bears the hashtag ‘RealFamily’ in Russian.

Deputy head of Moscow’s United Russia branch Andrey Lisovenko said the flag was not confrontational in any way.

“There is no confrontation here. We are speaking of the traditional family, you can see there are a lot of children here, many elderly, young people, people on bicycles and rollerblades. We mean the average, standard Russian family that is ours. As you saw illustrated in the logo – mother, father and three children,” said Lisovenko.

I’m not that knocked out by the design of the flag – I’d rather see something like interlinked male and female symbols, and no text – but I like the sentiment, and am glad to see Putin, once again, standing for something good, right, pure, and true. Can you imagine a ‘Day of Family, Love and Fidelity’ here in North America? Impossible; it’d be corrupted into a celebration of ‘all kinds of families’, i.e. single-mother ones, homosexual ones, etc. And banning frivorces for a day? Forget it! Not gonna happen in the postmodern West…

Go, Putin, go!

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34 Comments

Posted by on July 10, 2015 in Fuck Yeah!, good news, The Kulturkampf

 

34 responses to “Russia unveils a ‘straight flag’, to counter the rainbow one

  1. AmicusC

    July 10, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    while I do like this and putin is doing a few things right, he is still an evil evil man.

     
  2. Will S.

    July 10, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    Sure; he’s a Bond villain. 🙂

     
  3. Will S.

    July 10, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    I assume you refer more to stuff like this, and reports of him having opponents whacked, than Russia’s annexation of Crimea and meddling in the Ukraine (and it’s not like the forces against them in the Ukraine are all that savoury themselves).

    I agree.

    But I am glad to see things like this, and just in general how Putin’s Russia is a thorn in the side of the New World Order.

     
  4. feeriker

    July 10, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    I’m not that knocked out by the design of the flag – I’d rather see something like interlinked male and female symbols, and no text – but I like the sentiment

    I would agree that your design suggestion is both simpler and clearer, but also share your enthusiasm for the sentiment expressed by the current flag. It would be nice to see it or something along the lines of your design catch on as a counterforce to the rainbow nonsense.

     
  5. Will S.

    July 10, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    Thanks, feeriker!

    It does appear that the French and Italian organization’s flag is catching on, somewhat; see Google Images of it here.

    Hopefully Putin’s will, too! 🙂

    (Though it may have to overcome some Putinphobia, in order for that to happen.)

     
  6. Eric

    July 10, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    I don’t consider Putin evil at all: next to the scumbags in the west, he looks heroic.

     
  7. Will S.

    July 10, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    I agree!

     
  8. Will S.

    July 10, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    The Left idolizes Che Guevara, and Fidel Castro; they’re not in a position to judge Putin.

     
  9. Will S.

    July 10, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    How about Nelson Mandela’s wife Winnie, proponent of ‘necklacing’?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Necklacing

     
  10. Eric

    July 10, 2015 at 10:32 pm

     
  11. Eric

    July 10, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    And let’s not leave out Ho Chi Minh and Pol Pot—two other heroes of the Left.

     
  12. Will S.

    July 10, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    So, when the progs completely disavow and and all sympathy for Castro, the Mandelas, Che, and other dictators, then we can talk about Putin’s crimes.

    Till then, go, Putin, go! 🙂

     
  13. Eric

    July 10, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    Putin said in a speech recently that three children per family was ideal for the future of Russia, Unlike America, which has taxpayer-funded abortions, the Russian government pays for free maternity services.

     
  14. Eric

    July 10, 2015 at 10:42 pm

    I saw a report yesterday that the presidents of Kenya and Uganda have asked Obama not to make any speeches about fag-rights during his upcoming Africa trip.

    Seriously—who would have thought 20 years ago that Russia and Uganda would be standing up for Christian values against the US & British Commonwealth?

     
  15. Will S.

    July 10, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    That’s no doubt why his flag has three children in it, instead of the French / Italian organization’s two; he decided to make it even better! 🙂

    Yes, the African countries, in this regard, are more sane than the West. And the Archbishop of the Church of Nigeria, Peter Akinola, has been holding the line. Good for them!

    Sad, that the West has gone astray, and we could learn from the Africans and Russia…

     
  16. Will S.

    July 10, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    But good on them!

     
  17. Will S.

    July 10, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    @ Eric: Just saw your earlier comments about Pol Pot and Ho Chi Minh (agreed!), and that wonderful image! 🙂

     
  18. ray

    July 10, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    The leader of the La Manif Pour Tous group is one Ludovine de La Rochere. Ms. de La Rochere recently accused United Russia of theefing their flag. Without her permission! :O)

    The Moscow Times reported that Ms. de La Rochere and her organization ‘condemn all forms of homophobia’ and that it ‘is the flag of children’s rights’.

    Father-led biblical, nuclear family with dad in socio-legal authority? Neh. It’s the flag of CHILDREN’S RIGHTS. And by now we know whose rights are meant by ‘children’s rights’. She’s against same-sex marriage, but condemns homophobia. What does that mean exactly boss? Oh and p.s. to Ms. de La Rochere and hers. I am not afraid of homosexuals. I’m not afraid of you either. I lived in SF and worked with many homos, been in their bars etc., I just don’t want their behavior empowered and ennobled and publicized and presented as holy marriage, and turned into parentage. Then to be told by supposed traditionalists that it’s ME that has the problem. Sigh! If only I were evolved and Enlightened like them, instead of my irrational ‘fear’ holding me back.

    United Russia spokesperson Alexey Lisovenko — ‘We mean the average, standard Russian family that is ours. As you saw illustrated in the logo – mother, father and three children’.

    I’m sure that the representative of Mother Russia meant FATHER, mother, and three children. Which is what I saw when I looked at the logo. A father leading HIS family. Funny how different folks see different things.

    Cheers.

     
  19. Will S.

    July 10, 2015 at 11:14 pm

    Ugh, a sell-out.

    Here’s hoping Russia’s better version (both more pro-children AND pro-trad-family) eclipses the LMPT one in popularity.

    Too bad about his choice of word order. Still, at least he is unequivocal about what his flag means, and that it is pro-trad-family, explicitly.

     
  20. Senghendrake

    July 11, 2015 at 12:25 am

    Uganda is why I don’t hate blacks. There, I said it.

     
  21. ray

    July 11, 2015 at 12:34 am

    Yeah. At least the images were presented, at all, given they were dad-inclusive.

    And as commenters mentioned, at least they’re a counterpoint to the LBQGFT etc agenda of the US and others. The logos absolutely are confrontational though, so the guy saying they aren’t dilutes the message before it’s been delivered.

    The bible says the man/husband is the spiritual covering for his wife/family. So he’s not equal, in a line with his egalitarian family, he is out front of them, and they are lined up behind him. That’s a father-positive logo.

    If Russia (or France or anybody else) wants to be a Christian Nation then they need to (at least attempt) to honor and obey the God of Scripture. He didn’t say he was against divorce, and didn’t say divorce was troublesome please don’t do that, he said he hates divorce. When he says ‘hates’ is when I duck and hide.

    So don’t suspend divorce in four provinces for one day, and show me a pretty sign, get rid of divorce like you have been told and stop whining about how none of it is actually confrontational, and the hit your foul economies and legalistas from Divorce Inc. will take. Or just be pagans like the others.

    Cheers bro.

     
  22. Will S.

    July 11, 2015 at 12:39 am

    Hear, hear! 🙂

     
  23. Will S.

    July 11, 2015 at 12:40 am

    @ Senghendrake: A good reason; ditto. 🙂

     
  24. Opus

    July 12, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    ..and note the people cut-outs are all white. That would get you five years in the gulag round here.

    Well done Russia.

     
  25. Mark Citadel

    July 12, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    The problem with blacks as we know them is that they are in the wrong system, one not of their own making. I will discuss this in an upcoming post. When they actually fashion systems in accordance with their own racial nature (e.g – highly aggressive power structures), they tend to create a more functional culture. Uganda is notable for, like Turkey, moving away from democracy.

    More good news from Russia, as usual. I am pleased.

     
  26. Will S.

    July 12, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    @ Opus: No doubt.

    @ Mark: That may be it; it does seem that the only non-white societies capable of creating First World democracies are some East Asian countries like Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore (driven by the Chinese, not because of the others). There are a few non-white stable democracies, but most remain poor, e.g. Botswana, Caribbean countries, India (notwithstanding its middle class and rich, it still has far more poor).

     
  27. Dave

    July 15, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    There’s good reason to add a third child to the flag. One-child families are an obvious fast track to extinction, as the population falls by half with each generation. But two-child families aren’t much better, because some of those kids won’t survive to adulthood, or won’t reproduce for reasons good or bad. So those who can have children should have at least three.

     
  28. Will S.

    July 16, 2015 at 4:11 am

    Yes, Russia is being strategic.

     
  29. Henry

    August 9, 2016 at 6:36 am

    Totally agree. Wisdom comes from the east nowadays. Just like two thousand years ago.

     
    • Will S.

      August 10, 2016 at 2:05 am

      Funny how that works. 🙂

       

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