How do people view Putin's statements on gay rights?
In the recent run-up to the Winter Olympics, Russia's Putin has indicated that he didn't have a problem with gays in Russia per se.
His only (stated) concern was with gay "propaganda", specifically directed to minors.
Do people believe his position on the matter is really something like "don't ask, don't tell"? Have people tended to take his statements more or less at face value based on his track record on this and other issues?