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Russian embassy warns children in UK program may be placed with ‘families of homosexuals’

Thursday, July 19, 2012

LONDON — The Russian embassy in London has issued a warning to parents who send their children to summer schools in the United Kingdom, saying alleging that their children may be placed in “inappropriate housing conditions,” including with “families of homosexuals.”

The warning, posted on its website Tuesday, said the embassy received complaints that children who were placed with British families were occasionally denied food, that there have been cases of removal of the child from school due to minor violations of the daily routine, and that there were examples of children placed “families of homosexuals.”

Diana Lowe, executive director of the Accreditation Body for Language Services, told the Telegraph, “We receive very few complaints. It’s fine for the Russian embassy to warn parents but I would urge them to take up these complaints with the schools in question and the accrediting body, if they haven’t done so already.”

On the question of children staying with gay parents, Lowe said, “It’s a delicate question. People who place students should be culturally aware and they should inform the student of the profile of the family. But there’s nothing wrong with a gay couple per se, and some of them are among the kindest hosts.”

Homosexuality and pedophilia are often conflated in Russia with a majority of Russians expressing disapproval of equality rights for LGBT citizens.

Legislation recently passed by several Russian Regions and cities including St. Petersburg banning “promotion of homosexuality,” is being decried and challenged by LGBTQ advocacy groups.

The summer sessions are offered by Russian agencies working in partnership with the schools. A typical course of study costs the families around $3,200 per month which includes boarding costs.

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9 more reader comments:

  1. It would help alot if the gov would forcibly dismantel groups like NAMBLA, they cause the correlation of pedophilia with homosexuality…

    Posted on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 7:43am
  2. The Russians r coming the Russians r coming

    Posted on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 7:44am
  3. Its a real shame that Russia broke free from their Communist past only to be hijacked by the Russian Orthodox church -_-

    Posted on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 7:50am
  4. Francis, Apparently the Russians AREN’T cumming!

    Posted on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 7:50am
  5. British and homosexual: I shall feel sorry if they end up with someone like me.

    Posted on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 7:57am
  6. Oooohh scary

    Posted on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 7:59am
  7. At least they know they will be well taken care of and loved UNCONDITIONALLY!!!!

    Posted on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 8:12am
  8. These brainwashed people have been left way back in the early 20th century. It’s only been in recent times that [they] have come out of communism.

    Posted on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 8:18am
  9. And another ‘Cold War’ begins. God forbid that they end up with a Trans Mom like me!

    Posted on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 8:56am