The online bookstore "Labyrinth" has temporarily suspended the sale of a number of goods, including the collection and sale of some pre-orders, according to a message on the store's website. “We are analyzing 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 company said.
“Labyrinth” explains the decision by the fact that on November 24, laws on LGBT propaganda were adopted in the third reading: the law “On Amendments to the Federal Law “On Information, Information Technologies and the Protection of Information” and certain legislative acts of the Russian Federation”, as well as Law "On Amendments to the Code of the Russian Federation on Administrative Offenses". The amendments propose a ban on "propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations and preferences", on the promotion of pedophilia, as well as on the dissemination of information "demonstrating non-traditional sexual relations and (or) preferences or capable of causing minors to desire to change their sex." For legal entities, fines of up to 5 million rubles are provided. or stop activities for up to 90 days.
Other book chains have not yet announced similar decisions. “We are consulting with lawyers and publishing houses,” said Dmitry Repin, general director of the united retail chain Chitai-Gorod-Bukvoed.