Well-known blogger and journalist Yuri Dud* was found guilty of gay propaganda among minors. The Lefortovo court imposed a fine of 120,000 rubles on the journalist. Information about this appeared on the portal of justices of the peace of the city of Moscow.
According to the head of the Safe Internet League, Ekaterina Mizulina, Dud was fined for an interview with an openly gay actionist Fyodor Pavlov-Andreevich. As part of the case of an administrative offense, police officers received positive results of a linguistic study and examination of information products for violations of the Federal Law "On the Protection of Children from Information Harmful to Their Health and Development," she wrote in her telegram channel. In an interview, Pavlov-Andreevich spoke about coming out and how gays are treated in Russia. For which quotes from the video Dudya was fined, it is not specified.
Fedor Pavlov-Andreevich is the son of the famous Russian poetess, prose writer and playwright Lyudmila Petrushevskaya. He is also known as the former host of the show Under 16 and Over.
Fedor Pavlov-Andreevich at Yuri Dud's
Dud himself, who now lives in Spain, did not appear at the court session. The court also rejected Dud's claim, which was trying to challenge his status as a foreign agent. The blogger was recognized as a foreign agent in April of this year. Earlier, in October 2021, Dudya was also fined 100 thousand rubles for promoting drugs after an interview with rapper Morgenstern*.
The day before, State Duma deputy and head of the State Duma Committee on Information Policy, Information Technologies and Communications Alexander Khinshtein proposed to ban LGBT propaganda in the Russian Federation among people of any age. He noted in his telegram channel that this initiative could be brought up for discussion in the fall. Russia now has a law banning LGBT propaganda among minors, which was adopted in 2013.
* Recognized as foreign agents in the Russian Federation