Putin signed a law on sacred texts

Putin signed a law on sacred texts


According to the law, the content and quotes from Holy books such as the Bible, Koran, Tanakh and Gandzhur cannot be recognized as extremist materials. The law enters into force from the date of publication.

MOSCOW, November 23. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin signed the law on amendments to the Federal law “On counteracting extremist activity”, according to which the texts of the sacred Scriptures cannot be considered extremist, according to the text of the document.

“The Bible, the Koran, the Tanakh and Gandzhur, their content and quotes from them can’t be recognized as extremist materials”, — stated in the text of the document. The law enters into force from the date of publication.

Earlier, the judge of the Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk court at the suit of the Prosecutor recognized “extremist material” the book “Prayer to God: its significance and place in Islam”. The reason for this was explained in the book some of the surahs (chapters) and quotes from the Koran. The head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov called accepted the decision of the judge and the Prosecutor to justice, and the Deputy of the state Duma of Samail sarailiev (EP) was sent to the Russian law enforcement authorities requests to verify the chain of people involved in the court’s adoption of such decision. Later the Sakhalin regional court upheld the appeal of Kadyrov, as well as interested persons and organizations, reversing the decision of the Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk city court.

Article 28 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation States that everyone is guaranteed freedom of conscience, freedom of religion, including the right to profess individually or together with others any religion or not to profess any. Russia has adopted the law “On freedom of conscience and on religious associations”. Based on the preamble of the law, Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Buddhism are an integral part of the historical heritage of the peoples of Russia.