Russian lawmaker Vitaly Milonov wants authorities to shut down gay bars.

Milonov, a member of the Legislative Assembly of Saint Petersburg, introduced and vocally championed the city's ordinance prohibiting the promotion of “gay propaganda” to minors. A similar nationwide law widely criticized in the West was modeled after Milonov's legislation.

Noting bans in Sevastopol, a city in Crimea, Milonov called on Russian lawmakers to approve even more stringent laws against gays.

“St. Petersburg and Moscow should take a cue from Sevastopol and eradicate the experimental practice of sodomy,” Milonov is quoted as saying by Gay Star News.

“We must no longer have gay parades, gay shows and clubs. All social media pages for homosexuals should be removed.”

“If the city needs help removing the evil, then I will certainly help,” added the 40-year-old Milonov.

(Related: Vitaly Milonov to Stephen Fry: Most gay people “are lying about their problems.”)