Highly recommend watching #госдеп2 Russian TV programme with Ksenia Sobchak [Ксения Собчак] re homophobic law in St Petersburg. My personal favourite - among guests of the programme - was sexologist Sergei Agarkov. He did not speak much, but whatever he said was spot on. Armenian sexologists & co, especially the ones who became media 'stars', as of lately, should take a note of their colleague's answers.
And here is what journalist Olga Bakushinskaya said re motives of such laws and stirring up hatred and homophobia in Russian (and not only!) society: "... потому что людьми которые полны ненависти легче управлять" [...because it’s easier to rule over /manipulate with people who are full of hatred]. Quote of The Day, indeed.
More on this topic:
Gazeta.ru editorial: "Traditional orientation" (RU)
Must watch: Russian TV programme makes mockery of proposed anti-gay "propaganda" law in St Petersburg
How I ‘became’ gay. A very personal reflection ahead of return to Stalinism and Fascism in Russia