The magistrate of court district No. 152 in St. Petersburg fined the editor-in-chief of the KinoTV television channel Sergei Katyshev 200 thousand rubles, reports the joint press service of the city courts.
Katyshev was found guilty of “demonstrating” LGBT relationships with incorrect age marking (part 2 of article 6.21.2 of the Administrative Code). The reason for drawing up the protocol was the screening of the film “V for Vendetta”, which took place on June 16 on the KinoTV channel.
As the press service of the courts said, the film contains “a demonstration of non-traditional sexual relationships”, while the film was shown with the label “16+” instead of “18+”.
The publication “Film Distributor's Bulletin” drew attention to the fact that, according to the distribution certificate issued to the film by the Ministry of Culture, the film received an age limit of 16+.
In the dystopian film “V for Vendetta” “tells about a fictional totalitarian regime that has established itself in Great Britain, and how those who disagree with it fight against it. In one of the fragments of the film, the main character, Evie Hammond, finds herself in solitary confinement, where she finds and reads the notes of a lesbian prisoner who was imprisoned because of her sexual orientation.