June 25 at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, the flag was raised for the LGBT community, at the meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin on the amendments to the Constitution he was asked about the case. Video published on the channel “Russia 24”.
“They have something to show about someone who works there. Don’t worry-we have said many times on this. Our position is clear. In Russia was not, and never will be anything to do with the limitation of rights based on race, sexual orientation, nationality, religious grounds,” – said Putin.
He said that Russia was adopted the law banning propaganda of homosexuality among minors.
“Let a man grow up, become an adult and will decide his fate. To impose just does not need anything, what we are against,” said the President of the Russian Federation.
The first day of voting on amendments to the Constitution in Moscow, hoisted the LGBT flag. Thus, the Embassy celebrated the Day of the rainbow flag, it was first used on June 25, 1978 for gay pride in San Francisco. Later to the American Embassy and joined the British, according to “Medusa”.
Putin’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin flag is not visible, and promised that the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation “will pay attention to this incident.”
One of the amendments to the Constitution of Russia, which was initiated by Putin, declares the defense of marriage between a man and a woman.
20 January 2020 Putin submitted the draft law on amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation to the state Duma. It was unanimously adopted in the first reading on 23 January and finally approved on March 14.
Adopted amendments to ban to occupy the presidency more than two terms, and fix the priority of the Constitution over international law, as well as to expand the powers of the constitutional court. The state Duma of the Russian Federation also supported the amendment to abolish presidential terms of Putin that will allow him to remain in power after 2024, the end of his fourth presidential term. Thus, he can hold the office of President until 2036.
From 25 June to 1 July, Russia held a referendum, 77,92% of which supported the amendments voted against them of 21.27%.