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The bookstore “Labyrinth” has temporarily suspended sales of some of its products due to the law adopted by the State Duma on the complete ban on “propaganda” of LGBT people in Russia. This was reported by the press service of the store.
“The online store has temporarily suspended the sale of a number of products. We analyze their content for the presence of prohibited information in them. Upon completion of the verification, we will provide you with the opportunity to purchase goods, the sale of which is permitted by Russian law, ”the store said in a statement.
Labyrinth does not specify which books have disappeared from sale, but Meduza’s literary critic Galina Yuzefovich noted that The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, Summer in a Pioneer Tie by Elena Malisova and Katerina Silvanova are no longer available for purchase on the site, and See also A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara.
On November 24, the State Duma of Russia in the third reading passed a law introducing a complete ban on “propaganda of non-traditional relationships” and pedophilia, dissemination of information about LGBT people and “sex reassignment” among people of any age.
The main restrictions are imposed on the book and film industries, as well as on the media, advertising and Internet resources. There are administrative penalties for breaking the law. Penalty for “propaganda” LGBT for citizens amount to up to 200 thousand rubles, for legal entities – up to five million rubles. For “propaganda of pedophilia” – up to 400 thousand rubles and 10 million rubles, respectively.
How the law will affect the Russian book industry
- A bill was submitted to the State Duma to ban “denial of family values” and “propaganda” of LGBT+ people. It can have many very serious consequences. Here is just one of them Galina Yuzefovich – about which books can be banned