On this episode of Global Connection, we discuss Russia’s apparent push toward traditional values.
According to Russian President Vladimir Putin, “Many Euro-Atlantic countries have moved away from their roots, including Christian values. Policies are being pursued that place on the same level a multi-child family and a same-sex partnership, a faith in God and a belief in Satan. This is the path to degradation.”
You can read more about Russia’s stance here: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jan/28/whos-godless-now-russia-says-its-us/?page=all
Drake responded that some of Russia’s new policies seem to match this idea. The Kremlin imposed a ban on homosexual propaganda and a ban on abortions and a ban on insulting religious believers.
But even as Putin is pushing a moral absolute agenda, there seems to be a discontent on values especially as we saw Russia’s actions in Crimea and in the Ukraine. Both Drake and Serena are concerned that we are not getting the whole picture on this issue.
What do you think of Russia’s new stance on traditional values? We look forward to hearing your response!