Of course we are afraid because we really don't know what's going to happen next in the country. When he was growing up in the Soviet era, "life was easier," he recalled. Retrieved 17 February Photographs of him semi-naked while riding a horse and brandishing a gun are a feast for web surfers. The bill " On Protecting Children from Information Harmful to Their Health and Development " introduced laws which prohibited the distribution of "harmful" material among minors.
The fines for individuals are much higher if the offense was committed using mass media or internet.
Russia's 'anti-gay' law pushes gay community into shadows
Ina bill modeled after the Russian anti-gay law was proposed in the parliament of Kyrgyzstan ; the measure, which "drew a welter of criticism from multiple rights groups, governments, the United Nations Human Rights Council and the European parliament," would provide for even harsher penalties than the Russian law. Article 1 of the bill amended On Protecting Children from Information Harmful to Their Health and Development with a provision classifying "propaganda of non-traditional sexual relationships" as a class of materials that must not be distributed among minors. Out There Television Documentary. As part of its Dispatches series, Channel 4 had also broadcast a documentary during the week of the Opening Ceremony entitled Huntedwhich documented the violence and abuse against LGBT people in Russia in the wake of the law. The Russian government's stated purpose for the law is to protect children from being exposed to homonormativity — content presenting homosexuality as being a norm in society — under the argument that it contradicts traditional family values. February 12, Commentary. There have been widespread calls for boycotts and protests -- including a vodka-dumping demonstration in Los Angeles -- casting a pall over the Sochi Olympics.
Retrieved 17 February It bars discussion of gay rights and relationships within earshot of children. Retrieved 26 March Does it actually seriously worry you that the day may come when you as a family are threatened by this new law? Event occurs at Pavel Petel on Russia's 'anti-gay' law — "I think it will be back to normal again in 10 years but the new young generation should come to power and change the laws.