The Supreme court approved the introduction of criminal penalties for insulting national anthem

The Supreme court (SC) supported the bill, which introduces criminal punishment for insulting the Russian national anthem. About it reports “Interfax” with reference to the press service of Senator Vadim Tyulpanov, acted as one of authors of the document.

“Taking into account the provisions of article 9 of the Federal constitutional law “On the State anthem of the Russian Federation”, which contains a direct indication that the desecration of the national anthem of the Russian Federation shall entail liability in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation, and also on the basis of equality of status of state symbols, the proposal of draft law to introduce criminal-law protection of the State anthem of the Russian Federation justified”, — said in the sun.

On the website of the state Duma of the bill yet. As reported “Interfax”, he equates the punishment for insulting the national anthem to the punishment for insulting the coat of arms and flag, which is already spelled out in the criminal code. For violation of article, proposed starting from the nozzle and the other deputies, provides for the restriction of liberty for up to one year, or compulsory works for the same term, or arrest for a term of three to six months, or deprivation of liberty for a term up to one year. The desecration of the national anthem the authors define as the deliberate distortion of his musical version of the text or in the public performance or publication in the media, electronic or information-telecommunications networks (including the Internet).

With the proposal to punish for insulting the national anthem of Tulips made in April. This was preceded by the incident in Sevastopol, when the performance of the anthem at the first Congress of the public expert Council under the Governor on the big screen appeared his revised text. As reported FlashCrimea, the first line of the hymn “Russia — our sacred power”, for example, included the word “insane.”