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LGBT & Russia 2013 I would like to start by saying that the following would be a quite vague theory of mine

, however, when talking about Russian politics this is pretty much the standard. As an economic analyst, I trace financial currents to spot out trends that might result in further trends. In a way, it is a prediction of a future action that is founded on understanding the background of the motives given at present. In the recent months, we all witness a very odd beginning of some anti LGBT political currents in Russia. The world seems quite confused as to <why?> the Russian government deemed it necessary to go with legislation against sexual minorities. To many it seems counter-intuitive to poke the international beehive right before an Olympic event -- after all, upsetting all the participants of the Olympic games would cost Russia a lot of money not only from crippled sponsors investment but also in crippled trade due to negative public opinion. Yet, particularly for that lack of rational it seems to me that there is a much greater cause that pulls the strings - a cause that the Kremlin is willingly looking stupid for. It is quite a common practice in politics to use that sort of “magician style of attention diversion”. It is also known, that the center of power in Russia has often played a long-term strategy by making media spins that mobilize public opinion. However, that tactic was not ever used outside of the Russian audience. Which brings me to consider, what if that may be the case today? The political spins in Russia are a phenomenon that was in the spirit of the KGB meets modern day marketing and it started shortly after the “Perestroika” of the 90’s. That sort of media “spin-control” is what brought Putin and his team into power repeatedly. Although, the public was successfully trained to favour Putin into power, the public opinion in the international community was not favourable at all. The reason <why?> is loaded with complexities --Russia was involved in international controversies, however, so were all the others. The <why?> in my opinion is a lingering echo of the Iron Curtain and a continuous demonization of the western media since. Everyone could often notice in Putin speeches that he is greatly bothered by the fact that Russia is still considered an alien to the international community, as if the curtain was never removed. This reluctance of the western powers to accept Russia into their trust results in great loss of investor confidence and has a staling effect on international trade growth. At this point, I can finally connect money with the motive and speculate further: (a) Assume that Russia is putting out a spin-control tactic to the international

This adds another complexity to the proper analysis of modern mass media. In summary. (b) Assume that the target goal is to make international communities sympathize with Russian citizens. 2013 . Finally. By Viktor Renkel Tuesday.audience. this leads me to assume that: (c) If indeed the Kremlin is using a spin tactic. if this indeed new Russian trend of spinning international opinion is successful we should be expecting more of the same to follow. then the legislation would be living just until (b) is achieved. Now it becomes clear that human rights and the LGBT community are used as a tool rather then just a target of homophobic legislation (it doesn’t change the fact that Russians are actually quite a bit homophobic). August 27.