On 3 July at the meeting of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin with members of the working group on preparation of amendments to the Constitution the head of the Union of women of Russia Ekaterina Lakhova complained that the packaging of ice cream “rainbow” promotes the values of the LGBT community.
“I would like to have instructed the Roskomnadzor. You said propaganda. Yes, propaganda we should not be, but today we have billboards, for example, hang bright, beautiful these colors. Like it quiet, with beautiful words, or advertise ice cream, which is also called “the Rainbow”, eat this ice cream and so on. This indirectly, but still forces used our children to bloom”, – quotes the words of Lakhov the Kremlin website.
Putin has gone from a direct answer to the remark of the head of the women’s Union, saying that “each will not follow, where what the label who came up with”.
“If there is reason to believe that this propaganda of non-traditional us values, then the just public organizations that share the official position of the Russian authorities, including those set forth in the Constitution and in our laws and in the regulations that had previously been taken, you need appropriately, not aggressively, most importantly, to develop public control”, – said Russian President.
Ice cream maker “rainbow” group of companies “Clean line” ready to change the label, if the authorities so decide. About it the Vice-President of the group Armen Beniaminov said “RIA Novosti”. In justification he noted that the rainbow is also called the atmospheric phenomenon associated with the appearance of the sun after the rain, and not just the LGBT flag. According to Beniaminova on the packaging of ice cream, only four colours of the rainbow, not seven.
Russian social networks have reacted violently to the discussion around ice cream.
“Issue a formal statement to the President: I demand to ban the dispersion of light as a phenomenon, because it invests in ordinary sunlight homosexual subtext. Once any light can be decomposed into a rainbow, so any decent citizen might be gay”, – have written in Twitter Daniel Cross.
I issue a formal statement to the President: I DEMAND to ban the dispersion of light, as a phenomenon, because it invests in ordinary sunlight homosexual subtext. Once any light can be decomposed into a rainbow, so any decent citizen might be gay!
— Daniel Cross (@Spoontamer) July 3, 2020