Excessive interpretation? The US Embassy hung a rainbow flag to support the LGBT community, but Putin’s position was interpreted by Reuters as a”mocking”
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[World Wide Web Reporter Wang Boyaqi] Putin“mock”The U.S. Embassy hung a rainbow flag?
This is what happened.
On June 24, a rainbow flag symbolizing the LGBT community was hung outside the U.S. Embassy in Russia, but this move looks the same to Russian Senator Alexei Pushkov A”demonstration” event, because the day after the flag was hanged was the day when the referendum on the Russian constitutional amendment began. One of the amendments aimed to protect the marriage of”one man and one woman”.
A rainbow flag hangs outside the US Embassy in Russia. Picture from Russian media
According to reports, at a meeting held on July 3 on the referendum on constitutional amendments, Pushkov raised his own question to Putin, saying that the US embassy in Russia is nearing the referendum The move to suspend the rainbow flag is a”demonstration”. Talking about this topic, Putin first asked who was working in this building. After receiving the answer from the”US Foreign Affairs Staff”, RBC said that Putin joked,”This reveals the work there. Some of the personnel. (But) this is nothing strange.”
Russian RBC TV station:Putin responds to the phenomenon of rainbow flags outside the US embassy
Integrated Russian RBC TV station,Russian News Agency and many other Russian media reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin said on July 3 that this rainbow flag,”This is nothing”Strange”, Russia has no, nor will there be any restrictions on the sexual orientation of the people.
However, Putin’s remarks reached the Western media but became a kind of”mocking”. Reuters on the 4th with”Putin mocked the US embassy flying the rainbow flag” as the title of the Russian leader’s interpretation of the above stated that Putin on the 3rd”sneered” the US embassy in Russia by hanging the rainbow flag to show LGBT Group-supported move, Putin said it reflects the sexual orientation of the embassy staff.
Reuters:Putin laughed at the US Embassy flying the rainbow flag
It is worth noting that in the reports of many Russian media such as RIA Novosti and RBC TV, Putin mentioned that Putin At the same time when making the above statement, he emphasized that”Russia does not have any restrictions on the race, sexual orientation, nationality or religion of the people.”