Remember that the Gospel has been considered "hate speech" in Western world cause his stance against the sin of homosexuality and the truth of Jesus the ONLY way to the Father in heaven:
In Russia the Gospel can offend many powerful people who, at the opposite of the Western world, could not dare to attack the Gospel directly, but the ones spreading it, blaming them for "misuse", creating "troubles", etc.
For the Christians this is not a news. Already the Roman Empire created its fake Christ "Mithra", because the follower of the only and true Jesus refused to bow down to the emperor. In Russia they simply made a law which, giving power to the state even to shut the mouth of the ones who freely talk of the Gospel, implicitly declares that to support the political power in the Kremlin and the Russian Orthodox church as the only entity in Russia with the right to interpret the Scripture, is "spreading the Gospel".
It is evident the ideological and Nicoloitane background of the legislator and backer of the law. In the hurry to try to use the Gospel as a pamphlet supporting the group of power ruling today Russia, they cherry-picked only the verses fitted for this not-so-much Christian agenda. From Romans 13 and 1 Peter 2:13 and following verses where the submission to the power of the state is affirmed as a feature of the born again in Christ, the promoters of Yarovaya's law believe to use the Gospel for their personal goal of political pride. But if you are not in Christ, you cannot partake in His Gospel. Yarovaya law's legilators and supporters forgot the little grain of salt in their law, whose lack shows that their true intentions is not the spreading the Gospel, but reading it with greedy eyes and with a pride heart:
For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.- Matthew, 7:2 KJV
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Russian lawmakers propose fake news law
Two Russian lawmakers from State Duma majority party United Russia have proposed a bill for the publishing of “false information” on social media to become a criminal offence, punishable by hefty fines.
If passed, the law would see individuals found to have violated the law face a fine of up to 5 million rubles ($83,000) and large corporations face a maximum penalty of 50 million rubles ($830,000), according to a report published yesterday by RBC. Referencing an explanatory note to the proposal, the news outlet cites the lawmakers' claim that they had taken their lead from Germany, where the similar Network Enforcement Act was passed last month.
One of the law's authors, Deputy Sergey Boyarsky, took to Twitter to assure critics that the law would target social media companies rather than individual users, stating that it would be “up to the organisers of information dissemination to delete illegal information”.
Social Networking Sites to Remove Incendiary Comments or Face Hefty Fines Under New Russian Legal Proposals
A bill has been submitted to the Russian parliament which would require social networks and messenger services to remove defamatory statements or comments deemed to promote “war or national, racial and religious strife.”
If passed, the law would come into force on January 1, 2018 and would compel social networking sites to remove incendiary comments within 24 hours of receiving a complaint or face a fine of 30 to 50 million roubles ($495,000 to $825,000).
The draft bill, submitted by members of the ruling United Russia party, also stipulates that all social networks and messaging services with over 2 million registered users in Russia open a representative office in the country.
In recent years the Russian parliament has passed a number of restrictions on social media and online publishers including a 2016 law commonly referred to as “Yarovaya law” (named after one of its authors) which requires telecommunications and internet companies to retain copies of all content and communications for six months, including text messages, voice, data and images.
Freedom of expression advocates have described these raft of laws as “draconian” attempts to limit free speech online.
Dozens of Russians are believed to have been arrested and even imprisoned for their posts on social media.
Last nail in coffin of Russian Internet freedom
This statement was originally published on rsf.org on 10 July 2017.
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the Duma to reject two bills that have been approved on first reading and, if adopted, would eliminate much of what remains of Internet freedom in Russia. They would ban software for bypassing the blocking of websites, censor search engines and bring messaging apps under control.
No less a person than Alexander Bortnikov, the head of the Federal Security Service (FSB), asked legislators to speed passage of the two bills. And they listened. The first reading of both bills was completed in record time and their adoption on second reading is imminent.
"If they take effect, these bills will drive one of the last nails into the coffin of Internet freedom in Russia," said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF's Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk.
"By seeking to perfect Russia's mechanisms of digital censorship and surveillance, these bills trample on the freedoms guaranteed by the constitution and the European Convention on Human Rights. We call on the Duma to reject them on second reading."