Thursday, July 25, 2013

Text of the Russian Law Banning Information about Gays

Courtesy of an anonymous source, we have received an English translation of the Russian Law that makes it a crime to promote any positive information about lesbian and gay persons.  Here is the text -- we encourage Russian-speaking readers to confirm its accuracy and to send us comments about it.

Section 6.21. Promotion of non-traditional sexual relations among minors

1. The promotion of non-traditional sexual relations among minors
expressed in the dissemination of information aimed at developing in
minors non-traditional sexual facilities, at the allure of non-traditional
sexual relations, at a distorted picture of the social equivalence of
traditional and non-traditional sexual relations, or at the imposition of
information about non-traditional sexual relationships, causing interest
in such relationships, if these actions do not constitute a criminal
offense, are punishable by an administrative fine in the amount of four
thousand to five thousand rubles for citizens, from forty thousand to
fifty thousand rubles for officials, and from eight hundred thousand to
one million rubles or administrative suspension of activity for up to
ninety days for legal entities.

2. Actions stipulated in paragraph 1 of this Article, when committed with
the use of media and/or information and telecommunication networks
(including the Internet), if these actions do not constitute a criminal
offense, shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine in the
amount from fifty thousand to one hundred thousand rubles for citizens,
from one hundred thousand to two hundred thousand rubles for officials,
and one million rubles or administrative suspension of activity for up to
ninety days for legal entities.

3. Actions stipulated in paragraph 1 of this Article, when committed by a
foreign national or a stateless person, if these actions do not constitute
a criminal offense, shall be punishable by a fine of four thousand to five
thousand rubles and administrative expulsion from the Russian Federation,
or an administrative arrest period of fifteen days with administrative
expulsion from the Russian Federation.

4. Actions stipulated in paragraph 1 of this Article, when committed by a
foreign national or a stateless person with the use of the media and/or
information and telecommunication networks (including the Internet) if
these actions do not constitute a criminal offense, shall entail the
imposition of an administrative penalty in the amount of fifty thousand to
one hundred thousand rubles and administrative expulsion from the Russian
Federation or administrative arrest for up to fifteen days with
administrative expulsion from the Russian Federation.

(mew)

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