You know it’s a touching moment when an old warhorse like Alina’s dad starts snivelling.
Unlike Britain, who thought homosexuality was second only to catapulting blind chinchillas into a brick wall in terms of evil, Russia was always quite tolerant with the broad spectrum of human sexuality. It’s kinda the reason there’s so much of it in Chimneyspeak, that stark contrast of it being illegal in Britain and fine in Russia.
Edit: Fucked the date up, revised it. She’s 18-19, not 9, hehe.