Oh goodness! But isn't encouraging or inciting violence a crime in Russia?
I know the question is kinda ironical.
Violence is a byproduct. Inciting hatred is exactly what they want. And it's not just about gays. In the past year they have been inciting hatred towards everything that represent so called liberal values - democracy, human rights, different kind of freedoms etc. Stalin has become a great ruler in people minds. When I see results of polls my brain is ready to explode and I want to pack my bags right now and run.