In the State Duma introduced a bill prohibiting a public demonstration of communist symbols. The initiative was initiated by the Deputy Chairman of the Committee for the Protection of Civil Society, Anatoly Nepomnyashchy
The document prohibits the public use and display of communist symbols for any purpose, with the exception of artistic ones. In the case of an unjustified demonstration, a fine is provided for individuals in the amount of 5 to 10 thousand rubles, for legal entities from 100 to 300 thousand rubles.
The explanatory note to the bill states that if the document is adopted, it will have to enter into force only six months later. This is necessary in order to remove all publicly exposed communist symbols, and such, according to Nepomnyashchy, is quite a lot in each city.
This bill has already been criticized by the Communist Party. The leader of the Communist Party, Gennady Zyuganov, said that his faction would vote against it, but the number of deputies in it would not be able to block this bill.