Add to favorite
 
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

"Gay Promotion" is Banned in St. Petersburg
9.02.2012 14:32

On Wednesday, St. Petersburg city assembly adopted the a scandalous bill imposing monetary penalty for any propaganda of homosexuality and pedophilia.

      According to the new bill, every person who will be caught propagandizing homosexuality among minors will be fined from 5 thousand rubles (some 165$) from 50 thousand rubles (1 665$) for private individuals and officials and up to half million rubles for legal entities.

      The bill discontented human rights defenders who considered it as a flagrant violation of human rights. Critics also indicated that here was no explanation of what homosexual propaganda actually is in the document.

      Nevertheless, the draft law was supported by influential St. Petersburg politicians who also want to pass the bill at the federal level. They insist the ban is necessary for “minor’s moral and spiritual development,” though right groups call this initiative the first step towards fascism.

      Similar bans were in the southern Astrakhan and central Ryazan and Kostroma regions in Russia.

      On Wednesday, several gay rights activists were detained near the Parliament building, as they tried to held a unauthorized protest meeting against the bill. The protest's members tried to say that the bill was intended to diverting public attention from Russia’s “real political and social problems.”

      Homosexuality was illegal in the Soviet Union and was only decriminalized by President Boris Yeltsin in 1993. Still, many Russian people are prejudiced against non-traditional relations.


      

Sources: lenta.ru gazeta.ru


Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: human rights protest actions St. Petersburg   

Next Previous


You might also find interesting:

Poverty In Russia Increased
16.04.2017
Arcturus By Vadim Merlis: For Progressive Youth And Street Stylers
13.03.2017
Roskomnadzor Banned the Vice.com Web-portal
18.06.2016
Accreditation For Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia Russia Is Opened
13.02.2017
The White Crow By Dimaneu
31.10.2016



comments powered by Disqus




Comment on our site


RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Russian Parliament in Action

search on the map
TAGS:
Russian history  pharmaceuticals in Russia  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  US sanctions  Exhibition in St. Petersburg  Red Square  Maya Plisetskaya  tourist crisis  Russian singers  migration in Russia  Labinsk  Olympic champions  Beze Bazar  Russian hockey  Lake Baikal  Vladimir Pozner  Painting  Kazan Universiade   Russian hotels  Exhibitions in Moscow  Vipers  Russian business  Russian Literature  Crocus City Hall  Russian airlines  Russian Cinema  Google maps  Beringia  Ukraine  Bashkiria  Grand Prix of Figure Skating  Russian shops  Moscow  Archeology  Oil Spill  New Museums  Azov  Moscow actions  Russian celebrations  Maria Sharapova  Konstantin Stanislavski  Nobel Prize Winners  Russian Anthem  Russian tourism  Maxim Konchalovsky  Moscow attractions  oil  Vandalism  Old Kazan  Russian Poetry 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites