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

Russian Parliament Backs Law Against Insulting Religious Feelings
12.06.2013 18:00
Russian Parliament Backs Law Against Insulting Religious Feelings
http://top.rbc.ru/society/27/01/2013/842318.shtml

On Tuesday, June 11, Russian State Duma, the lower house of Russian Parliament, approved in a second and a third reading a bill that would make insulting religious believers’ feelings a criminal offense, punishable by up to three years behind bars.

      The controversial bill, submitted to the State Duma in late September, was backed by 308 lawmakers and opposed by just two, garnering the minimum 226 votes necessary for approval.

      The legislation will come into effect next month if passed by the upper house of parliament – the Federation Council – and signed by Russian President.

      According to the bill, publicly insulting the feelings of religious believers, including by vandalism or the desecration of holy sites, would be punishable by a fine of up to 500,000 rubles ($15,000), compulsory labor and/or up to three years in prison.

      Obstructing the activities of a religious organization or the holding of a religious ceremony would also be a criminal offense, punishable by a 300,000 ruble ($9,000) fine and/or up to three months behind bars.




Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: Russian religion Russian legislation Russian Parliament Russian politics  

Next Previous


You might also find interesting:

The Majority of Russians Prefer Domestic Manufacturers
17.08.2019
Yandex Company has Launched its Own Collection of Children's Clothes
18.09.2019
Oksana Fedorova will Present her New Collection "Transformation"
26.03.2019
The Number of Employed Russians Fell Sharply
07.08.2019
Yandex.Taxi and Harry Nuriev have Released a Collection of Clothes with Seat Belts
05.09.2019







Comment on our site


RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

search on the map
TAGS:
Russian circus  Steam Locomotives   Carrier Rockets  Alexander Pushkin  travel to Russia  Russian business  St. Petersburg  Festivals in Moscow  Great Ustyug  Autonomous Video Surveillance System  Russian women  education  Russian tourism  Russian regions  Russian people  Legal Services in Russia  Leo Tolstoy  Opochka  Tourist Information Portal  Exhibitions in Moscow  Russian Photographers  train tickets Russia FIFA  Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts  Russian Cinema  Music festival  fashion designer  St. Petersburg Museums  Fashion Futurum  Sochi Fifa Russia  the Angara River  City Hunter  Vitaly Mutko  gay rights  invest  corruption in Russia  bus tickets Russia FIFA  Moscow  Danny DeVito  Paralympic Winter Games  Grace Kelly  Svalya  Krasnodar region  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Russian Ballerinas  XIV Architecture Biennale  Russian space exploration  Sakhalin Zoo  Aleksandr Ovechkin  TNK-BP  Valentin Pikul 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites