Translated by Ollie Richardson & Angelina Siard
A draft bill was registered in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine that equates the idea of the Russian world to Nazi and communist ideologies [which on paper are forbidden in Ukraine – ed] with all that it implies.
The authors of the bill believe that the current legislation of Ukraine doesn’t pay sufficient attention to “the progressing today idea of the ‘Russian world’, which also aims to eliminate the independence of Ukraine”.
They suggest to define this ideology as “the geopolitical and cultural- historical idea of the international and interstate community united by its involvement in Russia and commitment to Russian language and culture, orthodox faith, common historical memory, and general views on social development”.
Legislators suggest to punish those who, we quote, “distribute information that aims to justify” such ideas, even if it is just about “the idea about self-sufficiency and uniqueness of the Russian or Slavic civilisation”. It is proposed to make the punishment for this the same as it is for the propaganda of Nazi and communist ideologies: restriction of freedom for a period of up to 5 years or imprisonment for the same term with or without the confiscation of property.
Besides this, the ideas listed in the law are forbidden to be included in the political programs of parties, etc. Also it is necessary to rename settlements and their streets, squares, etc. bearing the names of people who during this or that period were exposed “promoting the Russian world”.
Post of Vasily Volga:
“5 YEARS WITH THE CONFISCATION OF PROPERTY
Draft law No. 9139 from 28.09.2018.
Anyone who for friendship with a Belarusian or Russian;
Anyone who is against war;
Anyone who for peace;
Anyone who likes Pushkin or Dostoyevsky;
Anyone who believes in God and remains faithful to the Church of Christ;
Anyone who remembers their father or grandfather;
Anyone who refuses to sh*t on their own country and on their own culture and faith;
Anyone who refuses to be a slave;
Will be given 5 years of prison with the confiscation of property.
The probability of this draft law being adopted: 99.9%.
This is Europe!”
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