Russian President Vladimir Putin: fan of group sex?

Russian President Vladimir Putin and “Pussy Riot” singer Nadezhda Tolokonnikova

With the political climate here in the U.S. heating up, all the hate-speak and attack advertising being lobbed at either side is weighing heavily on voters. But there is always an assumption that things could always get worse. Or could they? They can, if your country’s President comes down in favor of some “questionable” sexual activity in an interview with the press.

Russian President Vladimir Putin in a recent interview with Russian television station RT alluded that he might be a fan of group sex.  During the interview Putin came out as an orgy enthusiast to a stunned news commentator.

“Some fans of group sex say that it’s better than one-on-one because, as with any collective work, you can skive (avoid work or a duty) off,” Putin said.

Putin made these comments during a discussion about an orgy that occurred in 2008, in which Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, singer for the punk rock band “Pussy Riot,” participated. The event took place at the state biology museum in Moscow, and later a video of the event wound up online.

“It’s OK to do what you like privately,” continued the Russian president. “But I wouldn’t be that certain about uploading your acts on the Internet. It could be subject to legal assessment.”

Truer words were never spoken. Tolokonnikova and two of her band mates were recently charged with “hooliganism” spurred from a stunt involving the burning of a photograph of Putin during a performance of her band. She was sentenced to two years in jail; a decisions that has been denounced by others in the worldwide music community.

Attempts to urge Putin to commute the sentence have fallen on deaf ears. In fact, during a portion of the interview asking about the possibility of clemency, Putin took the moment to offer more of his own special brand of humor. At one point in the discussion Putin forced his interviewer to translate the word “pussy,” while making the point that the band has inappropriately injected the curse word into public discourse.

What are your thoughts on the Russian President’s interview? Is the sentence for Tolokonnikova too harsh? Weigh in with your comments.

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One response to “Russian President Vladimir Putin: fan of group sex?

  1. Thank goodness Vladimir Putin has a way to skive during sex–I would hate to think of yet another burden (along with finding amphorae, leading migrating cranes, etc.) on his massive shoulders

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