Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets told the Minister of cultural Affairs of great Britain John Whittingdale that Russian society has strong traditional values, but assured in the absence of restrictions or criminal prosecution of sexual minorities.
before the British government was informed that the British Minister for culture John Whittingdale at the meeting with Golodets said about the concern "about the deteriorating situation of human rights" in Russia and said that Russia " is necessary to fully respect the sovereignty of Ukraine ".
The meeting was held in London on Thursday, when Golodets participated in the events for the opening of the space exhibition at the science Museum.
"The Minister expressed concern on the issue of Crimea and on the situation of human rights of the LGBT community. He explained that the annexation of Crimea was the result of almost 100 percent of the voting Residents of the Peninsula. At the expense of the LGBT community He was told in Russian society strong traditional values, but at the same time no restrictions or criminal prosecution of sexual minorities in Russia is not happening, " said Fins news assistant Golodets Alexey Levchenko.
"The main part of the meeting devoted to cultural cooperation, was held in a positive manner," he added.