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.



Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: human rights protest actions St. Petersburg   

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

Alexander Rogov For Daring Girls
New Names Of Russian Fashion Week: 21.12
Tako Mekvabidze: the Beautiful Era
Discovering the Arctic Region In Fashion
Vyacheslav Zaytsev Presented New Wedding Looks

comments powered by Disqus

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Russian Parliament in Action

search on the map
Archeology  Vasily Polenov  Russian Literature  Painting  education abroad  Peace March  Moscow monuments  elections in Russia  Russian Actresses  Silver Age  Russian Palestine  Russian gas  Russian Cinema  Russian history  Russian officials  Chelyabinsk Region  Agnolo Bronzino  Maria Sharapova  Moscow traffic  Moscow  Triumphal Square  Rudolf Nuriyev   policemen  Russian oil companies  Powerhouse Museum  biogas  Bankruptcy  Radisson SAS Slavyanskaya  Wynn Bullock  Russian roads  Exhibitions in Moscow  City Hunter  Comedy  Russian tourism  Burial Grounds  Russian sport  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  The Romanov Family  Transaero  Arkhangelsk  Venedikt Erofeyev  Leningradsky railway  Labor Camps  ROSCOSMOS  Paleontology  Russian hockey  Russian business  Journey into Christmas  Elbrus  Udmurtia 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites