The Deputy of the state Duma from «United Russia» Vitaly Milonov sent a letter to the leadership of the Russian representation of the coffee-shop chain Starbucks with the requirement to explain the company’s position on its policy in the field of «propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations,» according to St. Petersburg.Ru
Milonov accused the coffee chain that she holds «a policy of supporting different kinds of communities and groups that promote harmful and anti-family values for a normal society.»
According to the MP, such support can be regarded either as a conscious diversion, or as a clear disrespect for the Russian culture.
Earlier in the Russian segment of Facebook organized a flashmob «I refuse Starbucks coffee» (#stopstarbucks). His suggestion was to boycott the coffee chain because of the fact that the company supports the LGBT community.
The President of the company Howard Schultz expressed support for LGBT people in 2013. Last month a recording of his speech has gained popularity around the world.
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