Yelena Mizulina is a member of Russia’s Duma, and the author of the nation’s anti-gay “propaganda” law, which essentially criminalizes coming out. She is also a strong ally of the Illinois-based World Congress Of Families, which has come under increased scrutiny the past several years for exporting hate around the world through large summit meetings that bring together “pro-family” groups from far and wide. This year, the WCF was set to hold their annual summit in Moscow, but due to Russia’s behavior on the world stage, especially regarding Ukraine, they made a PR decision to “suspend” plans for that summit. Even some of the most fervently anti-gay American groups, most prominently Concerned Women For America, sought to distance themselves from the event, suggesting that they didn’t want to be seen as giving aid and comfort to the Putin regime. The WCF event, of course, still happened, just under a different name and with different official sponsorship. WCF leaders bragged about their attendance, which exposed the cynical nature of their decision to “suspend” plans earlier in the year. Their argument, essentially, is that their alliances with Russian anti-gay groups doesn’t necessarily mean they support Russia’s government, but merely that they are making common cause with like-minded people. Of course, that’s hard to believe when Don Feder, WCF’s communications director, writes that Barack Obama is a greater threat to our national security than Vladimir Putin is.
That provides the backdrop for a very strange proposal recently made by Ms. Mizulina, which is just this week being translated in the American press. Mizulina, according to translations by the New York Observer, has introduced a bill in the Duma which would provide for Vladimir Putin’s sperm to be shipped to Russian women willing to birth his babies, so that a master race of Russians may be created:
The Russian-language newspaper, Trust, is reporting that an actual lawmaker—albeit one with a history of strange ideas—has introduced to the State Duma a bill that proposes extending the greatness of Russia by having children using the sperm of Vladimir Putin. To the best of our research, the Observer is the first to translate this strange proposal into English.
“The essence of my proposition is simple”, says the chairwoman of Parliamentary Commission on Women’s Affairs, Children and Family, Yelena Borisovna Mizoulina. “Each female citizen of Russia will be able to receive by mail the genetic material of the President, get pregnant from him and have a baby. These mothers will be receiving special allowances from the government.”
Ms. Mizoulina, who holds a PhD in law, made the proposal in a roundtable discussion regarding the issue of fertility and Russia. She went on to describe what would happen after President Putin’s babies were born, presuming that they will be male, at least in the translation commissioned by the Observer.
“And after the birth of the child, he will have to be given to be raised into the special institutions that resemble Souvorov Schools with the aim that he will be loyal to the Motherland and personally to the President of RF.” A Souvorov school resembled the “military boarding school” concept familiar to Americans and RF means Russian Federation.
The World Congress Of Families, again, is an American organization. They plan to hold their 2015 conference in Salt Lake City. Mizulina is their buddy, and she allegedly wants to extract sperm from Vladimir Putin so that women may incubate his babies, which they would then turn over to the government. She reportedly did not detail exactly how she planned to go about procuring the Putin sperm.
Silliness aside, if these reports are true, WCF allies around the world are even scarier than we knew. It’s important to understand that the American anti-gay movement doesn’t have all that much in common with the Russian anti-gay movement. The main similarity is that they both hate gay people, but their motivations are different. In the United States, they’re theocrats who want to rule in moral superiority over everyone who isn’t a straight, white fundamentalist Christian man. In Russia, there’s a distinctly nationalistic bent to the movement. Russia is a nation basically devoid of economic opportunity, and their population is shrinking. They blame gays for this, but they also blame immigrants and anyone who isn’t, in their view, truly and purely Russian. They give aid and comfort to neo-Nazi vigilantes who inflame hatred and commit acts of violence against gays. Like many Third World nations, they scapegoat everyone but themselves for their problems.
For context, Mizulina has also said this:
She recently recommended that all remaining Russian Jews consider leaving the country, stating, “We have enough problems.”
So again, it’s not just gays. We are curious what the WCF’s Don Feder thinks about that statement, considering the fact that he is an Orthodox Jew.
Again, if these reports are true, while there is obviously a comedic angle to the story, Mizulina’s idea of creating a master race — and eliminating those who are not “pure” — is quite evil.
The New York Observer does mention a Russian national who doesn’t believe the story is true:
At least one Russian national isn’t buying it. Mikhail Klikishin told the Observer the story is “total BS from Ukrainian yellow press.”
It is difficult to verify information that comes from that part of the world. Russia doesn’t even understand the concept of a free press. But the Observer gives a bit more context that shows that Mizulina’s sperm extraction bill would fit right in line with her other beliefs and policies:
In the spring of this year, she introduced a bill that banned higher education for young women who had yet to give birth before, presumably because Russian women are waiting too long to repopulate the state. Finally, Ms. Mizoulina also drafted a law prohibiting “sexual intercourse in the territory of the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol.” To the certain relief of summering Russians, the law was not adopted.
Nice company you keep, World Congress Of Families, regardless of whether this particular story about Vladimir Putin’s sperm is true.