2007-02-12 11:17:00

A bill on criminal responsibility for homosexuality drafted by a Duma deputy

Moscow, February 12, Interfax - Independent deputy Nikolay Kuryanovich has proposed to restore the article on criminal responsibility for homosexuality to the Russian legislation.

I have already drafted a bill for restoring to the Criminal Code its former Article 121 providing for punishment for homosexuality, Kuryanovich has informed Interfax.

If the State Duma supports this bill, homosexual relations will entail up to five-year imprisonment.

The deputy intends to introduce the bill this week.

He is certain that a tougher criminal punishment for such relations will, among other things, will help solve the population problem.