On 20 March 2013, the Civil Chamber of Kostroma Regional Court ruled illegal a ban on gay pride marches in the region and on two rallies against the local law prohibiting propaganda of homosexuality among minors, reversing a decision of Sverdlovsk District Court [R2.13].
On 24 January 2013, the Kaliningrad Regional Duma passed a bill to forbid "homosexual propaganda" and impose fines for the distribution of information on same-sex relationships as well as pedophilia The bill needs the governor's signature to become law [R2.12].
On 22 November 2012, a spokesman said that an anti-gay 'propaganda' bill, which would ban 'non-traditional sexual orientation propaganda to minors', that was filed with the Moscow Duma on 16 November by the local Council of Municipal Entities, would not be accepted because it is in conflict with the country's federal law [R2.11].
On 24 May 2012, the Kaliningrad region's parliamentary committee on security and law and order was reported likely to soon consider an amendment to the region's Code of Administrative Violations, which envisions fines for "homosexual propaganda" and pedophilia [R2.10].
On 27 April 2012, Russia's third-largest city Novosibirsk in Siberia was reported to be the latest to join in the criminalization of 'gay propaganda' with fines from 1,000 ($30) to 3,000 rubles for private citizens, 3,000 to 5,000 for officials, and 10,000 to 50,000 for legal entities [R2.9].
On 07 March 2012, the Governor of St Petersburg Georgiy Poltavchenko signed a Bill into law effective 17 March that is designed to prevent the 'propaganda of homosexuality to minors' and gag the local gay and transgender population. There are similar laws in the Kostroma region (February 2012), Ryazan (2006) and Arkhangelsk (2011) [L2.8], [R2.7].
On 29 February 2012, the bill banning so-called "propaganda of homosexuality and pedophilia to minors" passed in the 3rd reading in St. Petersburg city parliament. 29 deputies voted in favor of the bill, 5 voted against the bill, and 1 abstained. 15 deputies did not vote (either abstained, or were absent). City governor, Georgiy Poltavchenko, now has 14 days to sign the bill into effect, or send it back to be "reworked" [R2.6].
On 09 February 2012, the City of St Petersburg was reported to have passed a Bill banning the dissemination of information which could cause damage to the health or moral and spiritual development of minors, including by inducing them to form warped perceptions that traditional and non-traditional married relations are equally socially acceptable. Fines would range from the equivalent of $150 for individuals to $16,000 for organizations. The measure now needs only to go through the formality of a third reading in the St. Petersburg assembly to become law. [R2.5].
On 23 November 2011, the City of St Petersburg's draft law's second reading was postponed in order to clarify the wording, slammed by critics as too discriminative [R2.4].
On 16 November 2011, the City of St Petersburg Legislative Assembly was reported to have passed a law 37 votes to 1, introducing fines from 1,000 roubles to for an individual to 50,000 for a business, for propaganda of sodomy, lesbianism, bisexualism and transgenderism, to minors and propaganda of paedophilia [R2.3], [R2.2].
The second hearing was scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 23. The bill will become a law when it has passed three hearings and is signed by the governor [R2.2].
On 11 November 2011, legal committee of the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly introduced a draft law about prohibition of the so-called propaganda of 'sodomy, lesbianism, bisexualism and transgenderism, and pedophilia to minors' and introduction of administrative offense. Recently a similar law was passed in Arkhangelsk [R2.1].