The first consequences of the so-called “Spring package”, not manifested in the field of communication or in the fight against terrorism, against which were directed included in the “package” of documents. According to “Vedomosti”, while law enforcement practices are brought against the faithful, to which a claim is made due to their “missionary activities.
Thus, the media causes an incident with the citizen of the USA Donald Osservate having a residence permit in Russia. He was fined by the court in eagle on 40 thousand rubles for the fact that passers-by were invited to a home and read to them there is the Bible. The court concluded that this missionary activity, which, according to the “package” religious organizations have the right to conduct outside designated places of worship.
At the same time he fined noted that familiar with the law, however, does not consider himself a missionary, is not a member of any religious group and dissemination of faith based on their beliefs.
Also the “Vedomosti” report religious Roman Lukin, according to which similar cases occurred in several regions of Russia: Tver fined a captain of Ghana for the rite of baptism, in the Mari El Republic was drawn to another captain, who has blessed the village fete, and in Noyabrsk (YNAD), police dispersed the camp of the Baptists.
The head of the center “Sova” Alexander Verkhovsky notes that the law contains a gap, since not every believer who preaches their beliefs, is a member of a religious group and considers the activity of the missionary.
Recall that in the “Spring package”, co-authors of which was the deputies of the state Duma Alexei Pushkov, Irina Yarovaya, Natalia Gerasimova and Senator Viktor Ozerov, consists of two laws: the first is devoted to the control of correspondence of citizens in the Network and involves storing all of their traffic in six months, and the second toughening punishment for crimes of terrorist and extremist nature (including for children from 14 years) and the difficulty of missionary activity.