Administrative fines will reach up to 5 million rubles, and criminal penalties in the form of imprisonment of up to 5 years are also provided for.
More specifically, a legal person is threatened with a fine of 3-5 million rubles, a natural person – a fine of up to 3 million rubles or imprisonment for up to three years. The same acts committed by a group of people by prior agreement or on the Internet are punishable by a fine of 2 to 5 million rubles or imprisonment for up to five years.
The first deputy chairman of the Federation Council, secretary of the General Council of United Russia, Andrei Turchak, explained that the tape can only be used for purposes related to historical memory.
The co-author of the project, the deputy chairperson of the State Duma Committee on the Development of Civil Society, Olga Zanko, answered the question of “RG”, what is meant by “disgrace” and what exactly will be punished:
“It is important to note that the punishment for public desecration of the symbol of military glory is already provided for in current legislation. Our bill only equates the St. in a portrait of a Nazi criminal and recorded it on video: this It is an offense and responsibility is provided for. But of course, no one will be punished for the fact that the tape fell out of his hands or got dirty. As well as for carrying a tape in a bag or antenna. We simply recommend that everyone wear a ribbon close to the heart, with respect, this is a matter of conscience and education rather than legal regulation.
In any case, the decision is made by the court. You can see the judicial practice in cases of desecration of other symbols of military glory, for example, the Eternal Flame. So, for example, in the Stavropol Territory, two men threw flowers into the fire, trying to put out the flame, and lit cigarettes. In Kaluga, a young man climbed the pedestal of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and abused the Eternal Flame, later posting the photo on social media. All perpetrators have been held to account.”