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Section 6.21. Promotion of non-traditional sexual relations among minors

Translated text of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s anti-gay law

President Vladimir Putin has warned Western countries against interfering in Russia's domestic affairs. Credit: kremlin.ru

Internet journalist Rex Wockner has provided gay media outlets with this translation of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s anti-gay gag law:

Section 6.21. Promotion of non-traditional sexual relations among minors

1. The promotion of non-traditional sexual relations among minors expressed in the dissemination of information aimed at developing in minors non-traditional sexual facilities, at the allure of non-traditional sexual relations, at a distorted picture of the social equivalence of traditional and non-traditional sexual relations, or at the imposition of information about non-traditional sexual relationships, causing interest in such relationships, if these actions do not constitute a criminal offense, are punishable by an administrative fine in the amount of four thousand to five thousand rubles for citizens, from forty thousand to fifty thousand rubles for officials, and from eight hundred thousand to one million rubles or administrative suspension of activity for up to ninety days for legal entities.
2. Actions stipulated in paragraph 1 of this Article, when committed with the use of media and/or information and telecommunication networks (including the Internet), if these actions do not constitute a criminal offense, shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine in the amount from fifty thousand to one hundred thousand rubles for citizens, from one hundred thousand to two hundred thousand rubles for officials, and one million rubles or administrative suspension of activity for up to ninety days for legal entities.
3. Actions stipulated in paragraph 1 of this Article, when committed by a foreign national or a stateless person, if these actions do not constitute a criminal offense, shall be punishable by a fine of four thousand to five thousand rubles and administrative expulsion from the Russian Federation, or an administrative arrest period of fifteen days with administrative expulsion from the Russian Federation.
4. Actions stipulated in paragraph 1 of this Article, when committed by a foreign national or a stateless person with the use of the media and/or information and telecommunication networks (including the Internet) if these actions do not constitute a criminal offense, shall entail the imposition of an administrative penalty in the amount of fifty thousand to one hundred thousand rubles and administrative expulsion from the Russian Federation or administrative arrest for up to fifteen days with administrative expulsion from the Russian Federation.