Russian Interior Ministry began checking Netflix service over complaint about ″ gay propaganda ″ | News from Germany about Russia | Dw

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The Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs has begun reviewing the Netflix streaming service’s compliance with the law banning “gay propaganda” among minors. This was reported on Thursday, December 2, by several Russian media outlets, citing the press service of the ministry. The Interior Ministry, in turn, considered it premature to comment on this topic until the check is completed.

The actions of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation were caused by a complaint against Netflix received from the public ombudsman for the protection of the family Olga Baranets. She claims the platform has “a colorful collection of movies and TV shows about the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people,” with some, she says, being labeled 16+. Baranets did not indicate specific names. The author of the appeal asked the Ministry of Internal Affairs to check Netflix under the article “promoting non-traditional sexual relations among minors.”

The selection that Baranets drew attention to includes several hundred TV series and films about the life of the LGBTQ + community. Among them – the drama Brokeback Mountain and the mini-series The Assassination of Gianni Versace (both marked 18+). A source of the Vedomosti newspaper, close to Netflix, said that in early November, the service checked this collection and did not find films and TV series marked 16+ in it. Netflix declined to comment.

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