Russia slams EU's 'promotion of sexual minorities'
BRUSSELS (AFP) - An official Russian human rights report released Thursday lashed out at European Union nations for their "aggressive promotion" of the rights of sexual minorities.
The 150-page report on the state of human rights across the EU criticised the rise of xenophobia, racism, violent nationalism and chauvinism - notably in eastern nations with Russian minorities - as well as anti-Semitism and neo-Nazism.
But it also claimed that EU nations, while championing human rights worldwide, saw as "one of their priorities, the dissemination of their neo-liberal values as a universal lifestyle" for the globe.
"This is particularly evident in their aggressive promotion of the sexual minorities' rights.