Vlad Kusakin, the host of a Russian-language anti-gay radio show in Sacramento and the publisher of a Russian-language newspaper in Seattle, told The Seattle Times in January that God has "made an injection" of high numbers of anti-gay Slavic evangelicals into traditionally liberal West Coast cities. "In those places where the disease is progressing, God made a divine penicillin," Kusakin said.While in 2002, TIME Magazine deemed the capital city the most diverse and least racially problematic in the states, the city proper is home to at least 80,000 Slavic immigrants and 80 Slavic churches, many who bring the Soviet-era ideas about homosexuality with them as they cross the Pacific. Even though the Soviet Union has dissolved, the ideas about the immorality of homosexuals have not; seen previously when proud Russians have tried to march.
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