In the Chelyabinsk region on 100 thousand rubles fined microfinance organization, use the prayer “our father” and the image of Jesus Christ in the is loan pocket calendars. This was reported “Interfax” in a press-service of regional government of Federal Antimonopoly service (FAS).
“Use of in advertising the message of Christian religious symbols violates the law on advertising, because it can be offensive to the feelings of believers”, — said the monopolists.
The company stopped distributing the calendars, and challenged the FAS decision in the regional court of Arbitration.
The decision of the Antimonopoly service under the consideration of the case was supported by 17 of 19 members of the departmental expert Council, but less than half of survey participants on the website of the FAS (270 of 660).
In the Chelyabinsk diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church in response to the request of the antitrust agencies also stated about the inadmissibility of such manifestations. “Any such activity is incompatible with traditional Orthodox values, calling for the possession and non-material benefits”, — said there.