In the Duma introduced a draft on the abolition of sanctions for the display of Nazi symbols without propaganda purposes
In the state Duma a bill repealing administrative liability for the use or display of Nazi symbols or paraphernalia in the absence of signs of propaganda that will allow you to avoid punishment including for the repost of photos from the Victory Parade.
“The current version of the article 20.3 of the Code of administrative offences (Cao) establishes liability for the propaganda or public demonstration of Nazi paraphernalia or symbols or paraphernalia or symbols of extremist organizations… thus, the provisions of this article does not make any separation between the real propaganda of Nazi symbols, for example, a demonstration of historical or educational materials,” reads the explanatory note to the bill, at the disposal of TASS.
The document notes that any public demonstration of Nazi symbols or paraphernalia on formal grounds today may be considered a violation of administrative legislation.
“This draft Federal law proposes to exclude administrative responsibility for use of Nazi symbols or paraphernalia in the works of science, literature, and art, as well as in information, training and educational purposes in the absence of signs of propaganda,” the document says.
The relevant amendments are proposed in the article 20.3 of the administrative code of the Russian Federation and to Federal laws “About perpetuating of victory of the Soviet people in the great Patriotic war 1941 — 1945” and “On countering extremist activities”.