Top Russian diplomat Konstantin Dolgov slams the United States criticism of a controversial bill that calls for a ban on “homosexual propaganda”
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Moscow has expressed its perplexity over the US attempts to interfere in Russia’s lawmaking process after America voiced its criticism about St. Petersburg legislation that outlaws so-called “gay propaganda”.
Konstantin Dolgov, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Commissioner for Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law, called comments by the US State Department “incorrect”.
“We are perplexed by the American side’s attempts to interfere in the legislative process in Russia, especially publicly. We consider these attempts inappropriate and inconsistent with the practice of interstate relations,” he said, as cited by Interfax. Dolgov pointed out that Russia is ready to build up “a constructive dialogue” with the US on human rights problems based on mutual respect.
The Foreign Ministry official noted that under the Russian law, no discrimination – including sexual-orientation related – is acceptable. Dolgov stressed that all Russian citizens – despite their race, gender, religious and other beliefs – are guaranteed rights protection by the state.
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