The new law on rallies was approved by the Federation Council on June 6, and June 8 was signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The bill provides for a significant increase in penalties and liability for violations during rallies and other mass events.
The new law provides for an increase in fines forViolations during rallies and other mass events for citizens from 2 thousand rubles to 300 thousand, for officials - from 50 to 600 thousand rubles. In addition, the law introduces as a punishment free "compulsory work" of 20 to 200 hours, but no more than 4 hours a day in free from work or study time.
Fines were imposed for officials. Coercion to participate in mass events, a ban on participation in legitimate rallies, as well as obstruction of their organization or holding, will entail a fine for citizens - from 10 to 20 thousand rubles, for officials - up to 50 thousand rubles.
Pay a fine now and have to holdMass events without a corresponding application and permission. In fact, this item includes any festive festivities, major promo-actions and speeches of deputies before the voters. The amount of the fine for citizens - up to 30 thousand rubles or compulsory work for up to 50 hours, for officials - up to 40 thousand rubles, for legal entities - up to 200 thousand rubles. Responsibility will now be not only the initiators of the mass events themselves, but also those who performed the organizational and managerial work.
The new law also set a ban for participantsRally to have means of defense, explosive, flammable substances and alcoholic beverages, it is forbidden to attend rallies in a state of alcoholic or toxic intoxication, the possibility of using any means of camouflage, including carnival costumes and medical dressings, is excluded.
Organizers of public events are no longerThere may be people who have an outstanding conviction for crimes against public order and security, as well as those who have been brought to justice more than twice a year for violations during mass events.