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Russian law provisions as amended by Federal Law No. 135-FZ "On Amending [...] certain laws of the Russian Federation with the view to protect children from information propagating the negation of traditional family values"

Code of Administrative Offences of the Russian Federation No. 195-FZ dated 30 December 2011 (as of 21 October 2013)

6.21. Propaganda of non-traditional sexual relationships among minors

(introduced by Federal Law No. 135-FZ dated 29 June 2013)

1. Propaganda of non-traditional sexual relationships among minors, expressed in the dissemination of information aimed at forming non-traditional sexual attitudes among minors, attractiveness of non-traditional sexual relationships, distorted image of social equality of traditional and non-traditional sexual relationships, or the forced imposition of information of non-traditional sexual relationships, which can attract interest to such relationships, if these actions do not make up a criminal offence,

- shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine in the amount of 4,000 to 5,000 rubles for citizens; in the amount of 40,000 to 50,000 rubles for officials; and in the amount of 800,000 to 1,000,000 rubles for legal entities, which can in the latter case be replaced by suspension of activity for up to 90 days.

2. Actions provided for by paragraph 1 of this Article, committed with the use of the mass media and(or) information and telecommunication networks (including Internet), if these actions do not make up a criminal offense,

- shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on citizens in the amount of 50,000 to 100,000 rubles; for officials - from 100,000 to 200,000 rubles; for legal entities – 1,000,000 rubles or administrative suspension of activity for up to 90 days.

3. Actions provided for by paragraph 1 of this Article, committed by a foreign national or a stateless person, if these actions do not make up a criminal offense,

- shall be punishable by a fine of 4,000 to 5,000 rubles followed by administrative expulsion from the Russian Federation or administrative arrest for up to 15 days followed by expulsion from the Russian Federation.

4. Actions provided for by paragraph 1 of this Article, committed by a foreign national or a stateless person with the use of the media and(or) information and telecommunication networks (including Internet) if these actions do not make up a criminal offense,

- shall be punishable by a fine of 50,000 to 100,000 rubles followed by administrative expulsion from the Russian Federation or administrative arrest for up to 15 days followed by administrative expulsion from the Russian Federation.

Federal Law “On the Protection of Children from Information Detrimental to Their Health and Development” No. 436-FZ dated 29 December 2010 (as of 2 July 2013)

Article 5. Types of information detrimental to the health and(or) development of children

2. The dissemination of the following information among children is prohibited:

1) information inciting children to committing actions which pose a threat to their life and(or) health, including to inflicting damage upon their health, or to suicide;

2) information capable of forming the child’s desire to use drugs, psychotropic substances and(or) intoxicating substances, tobacco, alcohol and alcohol-containing products, beer and drinks produced of beer, to participate in gambling games, to engage in prostitution, vagrancy or begging;

3) substantiating or justifying acceptability of violence and(or) cruelty or inciting to engage in violent actions against individuals or animals, except as set forth by this Federal Law;

4) negating family values, propagating non-traditional sexual relationship and forming disrespect to parents and(or) other family members;

(as amended by Federal Law No. 135-FZ dated 29 June 2013)

Federal Law “On the Principal Guarantees of the Rights of the Child in the Russian Federation” No. 124-FZ dated 24 July 1998 (as of 2 July 2013)

Article 14. Protection of the child from information, propaganda and agitation detrimental to his/her health, moral and spiritual development

1. Governmental authorities of the Russian Federation shall adopt measures in order to protect the child from information propaganda and agitation detrimental to his/her health, moral and spiritual development, including from national, class or social intolerance, advertising of alcohol and tobacco products, propaganda of social, racial, national or religious inequality, information of pornographic nature, information propagating non-traditional sexual relationships, and from dissemination of printed materials, audio and video products propagating violence and cruelty, drug addiction, substance abuse, or antisocial behavior.

(as amended by Federal Laws No. 252-FZ dated 21 July 2011, No. 135-FZ dated 29 June 2013

Full Russian version of Federal Law No. 135 dated 29 June 2013 can be found here.