July 30.

International Day of Friendship.

The world faces a large number of challenges and threats: poverty, violence, violation of human rights. This undermines international peace and security, social foundations, creates obstacles to development, divides people and societies. In order to successfully confront these challenges and threats, it is necessary to root out their causes. This can be achieved through the expression of solidarity, which can take many forms. First of all, it is friendship, it makes us closer. Together we can achieve agreement, create normal conditions for the existence of all people striving to make the world a better place.

The ideological basis for the new date was the Declaration and Program of Action for a Culture of Peace and the International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Benefit of the Planet (it covered 2001-2010).

The UN invited government agencies, as well as international and regional organizations to celebrate this day in accordance with the cultural traditions of a particular country and organize events and initiatives that will contribute to the efforts of the international community and will be aimed at promoting dialogue among civilizations, solidarity, mutual understanding and reconciliation.

The resolution especially emphasizes the importance of the new date in strengthening friendly relations between different peoples. “Friendship among peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace efforts and provide an opportunity to build bridges between societies that honor cultural diversity,” the document says.

In addition, one of the tasks of the International Day of Friendship is to attract young people, including future leaders, to social activities aimed at a respectful perception of different cultures.

Currently, in many countries of the world, events are held annually to promote friendship and tolerant attitude towards others.

Foreign Ministry sends US, UK and Canada protest notes over LGBT flags on embassy buildings.

The Russian Foreign Ministry sent notes of protest to representatives of the US, British and Canadian embassies over the LGBT flags that appeared on the buildings of diplomatic missions in Moscow at the end of June. This was announced by State Duma deputy Vasily Piskarev, who heads the Duma commission to investigate alleged foreign interference in the affairs of the Russian Federation.

In the appeals of the Russian Foreign Ministry to the embassies, it is said that the actions of the diplomats “violated the provisions of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and the national legislation of the Russian Federation,” Piskarev said.

The Russian Foreign Ministry has not yet commented on Piskarev’s words. Earlier, after the appearance of the LGBT flag on the building of the US Embassy in Moscow, the Foreign Ministry left a comment on the Facebook of the American diplomatic mission with the song El Bimbo from the Police Academy, which sounded when the heroes of the film were in the Blue Oyster gay bar.

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July 18.

Nelson Mandela International Day.

“Peace is not only the absence of wars; peace is about creating an environment where everyone can flourish, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, class, caste, or any other social factor or position. Religion, ethnicity, language, social and cultural experience are important components of human civilization that enrich its diversity. Can we allow them to become a reason for the stratification of society or the manifestation of cruelty? If this happens, it undermines the foundations of our humanism.”
Nelson Mandela.

International Nelson Mandela Day was established by the UN General Assembly in November 2009 and is celebrated annually on July 18, the birthday of one of the most famous fighters against the apartheid regime (racial discrimination) in South Africa. A new date in the calendar of international holidays has appeared in recognition of the contribution of the former President of Africa to the cause of peace and freedom.

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela is the first black president of the Republic of South Africa. During the existence of apartheid, he was one of the most famous activists in the fight for human rights, for which he spent 26 years in prison. In 1990, the human rights activist was released from prison, and in 1993 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

A year later, in the spring of 1994, South Africa’s first general elections were held with full voting rights for all residents of the multinational country. According to their results, Nelson Mandela became president of South Africa – and the first black person to take this post.

The resolution of the UN General Assembly setting the date of the holiday (No. A / RES / 64/13), “recognizes the vital values ​​of Nelson Mandela and his dedicated service to humanity in the field of conflict resolution, race relations, promotion and protection of human rights, in reconciliation, in ensuring gender equality, the rights of children and other vulnerable groups of the population, as well as improving the situation of the poorest and underdeveloped social groups ”. The document also emphasizes the contribution of the South African president to the establishment of world peace.

Every year on Nelson Mandela Day, various events are held at UN information centers and political institutions around the world. Debates and thematic readings are organized; screenings of the film “Unconquered”, dedicated to the South African president; ethnic music concerts are held; photographic and historical exhibitions open.

The UN also joins the appeal of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, addressed to every person in the world, to celebrate this Day, spend 67 minutes (one minute for each year of Mandela’s social activity) to help another person do something good on this day and important: to help the needy and destitute, to work out with the child, to care for the environment or to provide volunteer and charity help.

Donation for LGBT refugees.

They complained to Putin about ice cream with a rainbow because of the “propaganda” of LGBT people.

This text is not a joke.

Now everyone is discussing how to ban the dispersion of light in Russia.

On July 3, at a meeting between Vladimir Putin and members of the working group on preparing amendments to the Constitution, the head of the Union of Women of Russia Yekaterina Lakhova complained to the president about the effect of the Rainbow ice cream and multi-colored billboards on children. They promote unconventional values, Lakhova explained to the president. A conversation about this came during the discussion of the LGBT flag, which the US Embassy in Moscow posted on its building on June 25 to celebrate Rainbow Flag Day.

Condemning the Americans, those present switched to Russian ice cream. “Yes, we should not have propaganda, but today we have billboards, for example, hanging rainbow-colored, beautiful colors,” explained the head of the Union of Women of Russia. – It seems to be imperceptible, with beautiful words, or advertise ice cream, which is also called “Rainbow”, consume this ice cream and so on. Therefore, it is indirect, but still makes our children get used to that color, to the flag that was hung at this embassy. ”

Responding to Lakhova, Putin agreed that the issue of “propaganda of unconventional values ​​for us” needs “control”.

Social networks immediately suspected that Putin was going to ban the rainbow.

  • I am making an official statement to the president: I DEMAND to ban the dispersion of light, as a phenomenon, because it puts homosexual overtones into ordinary sunlight. Since any light can be spread out on a rainbow, then any decent citizen can be gay! – @userluk
  • The chairman of the Union of Women of Russia complained to the president about the Rainbow ice cream, in which she saw LGBT propaganda. Does the union of women mean that it is not LGBT propaganda @aleshru
  • Это кто там получается в Кремле засел? @mironov_fm
  • “Puptin forbids the rainbow because he saw this meme” @bnnloml
  • All my life I was heterosexual, happy with my girlfriend. And today I suddenly saw an advertisement for ice cream Rainbow AND ME HOW HOMESEXUAL WISHES HAVE BEEN FILLED WITH PASSION AND LUST HERE IT HAS BEEN PASSED TO PUTIN @nixan48

At the same time, Putin himself did not propose banning the rainbow, but avoided a direct answer on what to do with it.

If you read Putin’s answer in its entirety, it follows more quickly that the Union of Women of Russia and other patriotic public figures will have to deal with this common optical phenomenon on their own.

“Now for the comments of Ekaterina Filippovna [Lakhova],” Putin said. “Of course, you know, here you can’t keep track of everyone, where is which label someone came up with and so on. If there is reason to believe that this is propaganda of unconventional values ​​for us, then simply without public organizations that share the official position of the Russian authorities, including those set forth in the Constitution, in our laws, and in by-laws that were adopted earlier , it’s necessary in an appropriate way, but not aggressively, this is the most important thing, to build public control.

Nevertheless, even the producer of the Rainbow ice cream company, the Chistaya Liniya group of companies, managed to submit to fate. “We are a law-abiding company. If the relevant act is issued by the executive or legislative branch of the country, of course, we will obey, ”its vice president Armen Beniaminov answered the question about the ban on labels.

However, he hopes that dessert will still not be banned: firstly, there are only four colors on the ice cream label, not seven. And secondly, the company itself advocates “family values” and believes that “that the rainbow is the sun after the rain, and not the flag of the LGBT community,” hastened to assure Putin Beniaminov.

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Violence and insult to the LGBT flag in Russia. (Video).

LGBT flag on the building of the US Embassy in Moscow June 25, 2020

On the building of the US Embassy in Moscow on June 25, the day of the beginning of voting on constitutional amendments, an LGBT flag was hung out. Thus, the embassy celebrated Rainbow Flag Day – on June 25, 1978 it was first used at a gay pride in San Francisco. Later, the British embassy joined the American embassy.

And then it began: the flags posted were called provocation and “aggressive LGBT propaganda,” the American and British ambassadors offered to fine and test for professional suitability.

By June 28, the scandal had not abated: the activists of the Forty Magpies held solitary pickets outside the embassy buildings (and in the process trampled on the LGBT flag).

Forty Sorokov ”held solitary pickets at the embassy buildings and trampled the LGBT flag.

In the Moscow Patriarchate, these protests supported and at the same time recalled the right to inviolability of family values.

The US Embassy in Moscow not only hung a “rainbow flag” out of the window of its building, but also conducted extensive informational support for this public event. A video was posted on the embassy’s official website welcoming the US ambassador to Russia John Sullivan on the topic “About the LGBT Pride Month”.

A video with a greeting from the US ambassador to Russia John Sullivan on the topic “About the LGBT Pride Month” with Russian subtitles.