“An overwhelming majority of Russians believe it is ‘reprehensible’ for people of the same gender to have sex, a new poll says, charting growing intolerance towards same-sex relationships in the past 20 years.
The independent Levada Center survey released on Thursday serves as the latest sociological evidence of increasing homophobia in the country.
In Thursday’s poll, 83 percent of respondents said it was “always reprehensible” or “almost always reprehensible” for two adults of the same gender to have sexual relations.
Previous surveys showed that the number of Russians against gay sex has progressively increased, from 68 percent in 1998 to 76 percent in 2008.
This year, only 8 percent of respondents said there was nothing objectionable about sexual relations between adults of the same gender. …”
Russian alcohol consumption has also fallen 80 percent in five years:
“Russia’s health minister has said that Russians consume 80 percent less alcohol than they did five years ago, amid a decrease in smoking levels and an increase in the number of people who do sports.
The latest World Health Organization figures put Russia’s alcohol consumption below that of France and Germany.
“We have managed to reduce the consumption of alcoholic beverages per capita by 80 percent [in 5 years],” the Kommersant business daily cited Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova as saying Tuesday.
Official statistics show average alcohol consumption in Russia plummeting by a third between 2009 and 2016. Consumer rights watchdog Rospotrebnadzor credits new minimum price laws, advertising bans and sales restrictions for the drop.
Some 40 percent more Russians have become involved in sports over the same period, Skvortsova was cited as saying at a business lunch ahead of the annual Gaidar Forum …”
You can see now why Russia is ZOG’s number one geopolitical enemy. It is bucking the trend toward cultural degeneracy that we see in all the Western liberal democracies.
Considerably more Russians called extramarital affairs, gay sex, and abortion "reprehensible" in 2017 than 20 years ago. pic.twitter.com/LWjsAicWSc
— RFE/RL (@RFERL) January 20, 2018