The head of a company that produces children's games has been fined $1,250 after prosecutors found signs of “gay propaganda” in a card game that dares players to simulate being in a same-sex relationship and act out being in love with the male action hero Rambo, a news report said Wednesday.
A court in the Smolensk region ruled that the game “Fanty,” labeled as suitable for ages 12 and up, contained tasks that violated a law banning the promotion of nontraditional sexual relations to minors, a spokesman for the Demilov District Court told the Interfax news agency.
The head of the Kometa Plyus game company was personally fined 45,000 rubles ($1,250), while the court may decide to take further action against the company as a legal entity, the spokesman was quoted as saying. The name of the company's head was not disclosed.
Russia adopted a law banning the promotion of nontraditional relations to minors last June to the despair of LGBT rights groups in the country.