5 Russian Laws That You Didn’t Know About

Every land has it’s own laws and these laws are made in accordance with history, religion and even mainstream public opinions. So in Russia lawmakers had various ideas on laws that would ban: McDonald’s, smoking for women under 40, rock music and treasure hunting. Some of the proposed laws did not pass nor ever will however some have become the law in Russia and you had no idea what they are, don’t you?

Many are directly opposed to what Western Countries (read USA) see as normal be it behavior or freedom, but as in everything in life no two countries are same as no two individuals are same. Can you at least take a guess before we go? Still no luck? Here we go then:

5. No profanity in certain public places


As of July 2014, a law came into force that bans the use of profanity in theaters, film and other cultural events. Russian bloggers are forbidden to use profanity as well. Offenders will face fines.

4. No gay parades going on, only military

In June 2013, Russia received international criticism for enacting an anti-gay law, which purportedly was to prevent distribution of “non-traditional sexual relationships” ideas among minors.

3. No Thanks Obama (not RF but Chechnya)


President Barack Obama is banned from entering Chechnya.

2. Only pretty clean cars in Chelybainsk


It is illegal to drive a dirty car in the city of Chelyabinsk. Driving a dirty car can get you fined up to 2000 rubles (about $62).

1. No lace panties for ladies

Picture of sexy panties taken during the "Salon de l'Erotisme, du charme et du bien-être" (Eroticism fair) in Le Bourget, north of Paris. The fair offers visitors different sexy shows and the latest eroctic accessories from the sex industry. AFP PHOTO JOEL SAGET

Sale, import and production of lace panties is prohibited. Allegedly, lace women underwear does not comply with technical requirements adopted in Russia.

Any of these laws think might affect you?

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