Russian president signs law on protection of children from hazardous information
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has signed a law on protection of
children from hazardous information, the Kremlin reports.
The law sets a censorship level for information for children under 18
and classification of information products. This also bans schoolbooks
with hazardous information.
Advertisements will also be adjusted. Certain advertisements will be
banned from education centers, sanatoriums and sports organizations
for children within a radius of 100 meters.
Violation of the law will be punishable by 2,000-3,000 rubles for
citizens, 5,000-10,000 for officials and businesses, 20,000-50,000 for
legal bodies or a 90-day administrative suspension for business.
Illegal posting of information will be punishable by 1,000-3,000
rubles for citizens, 2,000-3,000 rubles for officials and
20,000-30,000 for legal bodies.
Illegal production of information has a penalty of 2,000-3,000 for
citizens, 5,000-20,000 for officials, 20,000-200,000 for legal bodies.