Russia will fine for maps without Crimea


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The State Duma of the Russian Federation has passed a law on fines of up to 1 million rubles or arrest for up to 15 days for the distribution of maps that “deny the territorial integrity of Russia.” This was reported by Crimea.Realities, citing RIA Novosti.


The law refers to maps that do not show temporarily occupied Ukrainian Crimea as part of the Russian Federation.


For the distribution of maps with “incorrect” borders and other similar products, citizens will face a fine or arrest for up to 15 days, and legal entities will be fined up to 1 million rubles.


The document says that maps and other images that deny Russia’s territorial integrity will be classified as extremist materials.


As a reminder, King and Rowling books are illegally sold in Russia.


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