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Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the European Union

Submitted on 2012-02-13 23:00:00

Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov meets Head of the EU Delegation to Russia, Fernando Valenzuela

On 9 February Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Gennady Gatilov received Ambassador Fernando Valenzuela, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Russia.

The EU raised the issue of amendments to the local law on administrative infractions, currently under consideration in St. Petersburg municipal legislative assembly, regarding the introduction of administrative penalties in that constituent entity of the Russian Federation for propaganda of gay sodomy, lesbianism, bisexuality and transgenderism among minors, and pedophilia.

F.Valenzuela was informed of guidelines of Russian state policy in the interest of protecting children from factors negatively affecting their physical, intellectual, mental, spiritual and moral development, as well as of Russian approach to protecting the rights of sexual minorities.

Source URL: https://russiaeu.ru/en/node/294