A 2013 regulation banned what authorities deem to be spreading “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations” to minors. The brand new regulation expands that ban to spreading such info to folks aged 18 and older.
The brand new regulation outlaws promoting, media and on-line sources, books, movies and theater productions deemed to comprise such “propaganda.”
It additionally broadens the prevailing restrictions by banning details about gender transitions to be unfold to minors and bans info deemed to be propaganda selling pedophilia.
Violations are punishable by fines and, if dedicated by non-residents, may result in their expulsion from Russia.
The fines vary from 100,000 to 4 million rubles ($1,660-$66,000). For some violations, foreigners may face 15 days’ detention previous to expulsion.
The regulation doesn’t make violations a legal offense — Russian regulation stipulates that the legal code will be amended solely by an impartial invoice. Some lawmakers have urged they favor such a measure.
The Kremlin didn’t instantly announce Putin’s signature, nevertheless it was proven on a replica of the measure printed on the web site of the Duma, the decrease home of parliament.