Well, somebody has a high opinion of themselves….
In Oliver Stone’s upcoming interview series The Putin Interviews, the director and the uber-manly Russian president discuss whether or not openly gay Russians are allowed to serve in the military and how he feels about that.
“If you’re taking a shower in a submarine with a man and you know he’s gay, do they have a problem with that?” Stone asked, according to the Daily Beast.
“Well, I prefer not to go to shower with him,” Putin allegedly responded. “Why provoke him? But you know, I’m a judo master and a SAMBO master as well. And I can tell you this, that as head of state today, I believe it’s my duty to uphold traditional values and family values. But why? Because same-sex marriages will not produce any children.”
He went on to say that because God has “decided” that LGBT people can’t have children, it’s his duty to “reinforce families.”
“But,” he added, “that doesn’t mean that there should be any persecutions against anyone.”
Nah. No persecution of gays in Russia. Move along, nothing to discuss here.
Watch the trailer for The Putin Interviews below.