The Federation Council approved a reduction of punishment for the display of Nazi symbols

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the Current version of the code provides for administrative liability for any public demonstration of Nazi attributes or symbols, even without propaganda purposes, and may be cause for initiation of proceedings about an administrative offence, said in the conclusion of profile Committee on constitutional legislation and state building.

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According to Deputy Chairman of the Committee Alexander Bashkin, in 2017 the liability was incurred more than 1,600 people.

the Senators have considered the existing rules of the administrative code excessive and agreed with the proposal of deputies of the state Duma to cancel administrative punishment in cases of demonstration of Nazi symbols, when “formed a negative attitude to the ideology of Nazism and extremism and there are no signs of propaganda or justification of the Nazi and extremist ideology”.