A New Year’s performance in the village of Dinskaya. Screenshot of the video posted on the Telegram channel "Krasnodar Teletype"

11 January 2024, 20:38

Telegram users criticize “moral advocates” in Kuban

A video posted on the Internet and showing a senior schoolboy dressed as a Snow Maiden displeased several local residents, who filed a complaint to the authorities about LGBT* propaganda during a New Year’s performance. There is nothing wrong with comic re-dressings, Telegram users point out.

The “Caucasian Knot” has reported that in December, two young men apologized for dancing together at a party, recognizing their dances as inconsistent with the mentality of Dagestani residents.

In Kuban, officials from the education department promised to hold a preventive conversation with senior schoolchildren after receiving the complaints reporting that a young man was dressed as a Snow Maiden at a school performance in the village of Dinskaya, the “Kub Mash” Telegram channel reported.

The video shows the young man dressed in a Snow Maiden costume and dancing around a staff of Father Frost to the laughter and applause of the gathered audience.

“The video was posted on the Internet, and some overly impressionable residents considered it to be LGBT* propaganda,” the “Baza” Telegram channel reported.

In most comments, Internet users criticized the people who wrote the complaint about the New Year’s performance. “You should also ban the ‘Some Like It Hot’ movie,” in particular, Telegram user Ninel suggested with sarcasm.

“It’s idiotic to look for propaganda everywhere. The trick of dressing men as women is as old as time and is used in comic performances all the time. LGBT* movement had not yet appeared as a concept when the tricks with re-dressing was already used,” wrote Telegram user tramvaichik.

“Traditional Russian education is returning to conservatism: teenagers now do not have the right to their own expression and fun. The future portends increased control over the younger generation,” Telegram user Valentina expressed her opinion.

In Russia, it was a tradition for young people to “dress up in costumes of the opposite sex” during Christmas holidays, Krasnodar activist Yana Antonova points out in her Telegram channel. “Leo Tolstoy in his ‘War and Peace’ describes Christmas holidays in the Rostov family’s house, when hussar officer Nikolai Rostov dressed like a woman to play an old lady, his brother Petya was dressed like a Turkish woman, Natasha Rostova put on a hussar’s costume, and Nikolai’s fiancée Sonya dressed as a Circassian guy and drew herself moustache. Shame on the school where the teachers don’t remember the masterpieces of Russian classics!” activist Yana Antonova wrote in her Telegram channel.

* The “LGBT movement” is recognized in Russia as an extremist organization.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on January 10, 2024 at 10:01 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Source: Caucasian Knot

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