Russian TV Station Fined One Million Rubles for Promoting Perversion

A regional court in the Russian capital has fined a TV channel in the amount of 1,000,000 rubles for airing a program promoting sexual perversion to underaged viewers. This is the maximum fine for said violation of the law, as stipulated by the Russian Code of Administrative Infractions, Article 6.21, short of a suspension of operations.

The administrative complaint was initiated by the Russian Supervisory Agency for Communications, Information Technologies, and Mass Media.

The Orthodox Church supports amendments to this law, currently under review in the Russian Federation. They will make its scope broader and its penalties tougher.