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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko greets EU Foreign Affairs & Security representative Catherine Ashton and Russian President Vladamir Putin in Minsk, Belarus earlier today.


President Vladimir Putin has signed a law on Monday prohibiting swearing in public performances, including cinema, theatre and other forms of art.

The law will come into effect on July 1, and afterwards swearing in films, plays and concerts will incur penalties of up to 2,500 rubles ($70) for individuals and up to 50,000 rubles for companies and organizations.

A similar measure was passed in April 2013, banning swearing in media. In December 2013, the Institute of Russian Language at the Russian Academy of Sciences complied a list of four words that constitute swearing and will thus be banned. Two depict male and female reproductive organs, one describes the process of copulation and the last refers to a promiscuous woman.

Putin Bans the F-Word From Movies and Plays (Ivan Nechepurenko, The Moscow Times)

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A Russian newspaper editor has been fined 50,000 roubles (£860) under the ‘gay propaganda’ law for printing that “being gay is normal”.

Alexander Suturin, the editor-in-chief of newspaper Molodoi Dalnevostochnik (above), was found guilty of breaking the law, as the article propagated “homosexual relations”. In being found guilty, his newspaper became the first media outlet to have been found in breach of the law.

Russia: Newspaper editor fined under anti-gay law for printing ‘being gay is normal’ (Pink News)

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He’s gone full Tsartard.

Russian President Vladimir Putin says gays should feel welcome at the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, but they must “leave the children in peace.”

Putin told volunteers Friday that gays visiting Sochi “can feel calm and at ease,” and vowed that there would be no discrimination at the games. But he emphasized that, according to a law banning homosexual “propaganda” among minors, gays cannot express their views on gay rights issues to anyone underage.

Putin: Gays must ‘leave children in peace’ (AP)

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