Yelena Klimova, the founder of an online support group for LGBT teenagers, has been fined 50,000 rubles ($780) for violating Russia's controversial law against the "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations among minors."
Russia is set to participate Monday in its first session at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) since it was stripped of its voting rights last year in connection with the Russian annexation of Crimea.
Pro-Kremlin broadcaster RT and news agency Rossiya Segodnya will have to slash spending by 50 percent or more and likely give up on expansion plans due to the ruble's steep devaluation.
Russia may have to spend more than $40 billion this year to avert a banking crisis, as a sharp recession piles extra costs on a sector suffering from Western sanctions over Ukraine and a plunge in the ruble.
Schoolchildren in Russia's Vologda region will no longer be able to pick up a can of Coke on their way to class after the local parliament banned the sale of fizzy caffeinated drinks to minors.
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