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Russian MP wants to ban Nike's pride sneakers

Russian MP wants to ban Nike's pride sneakers

LAST UPDATED // Saturday, 01 August 2015 13:03 Written by // Cec Busby

St. Petersburg City Duma Deputy Vitaly Milonov is at it again. This time he is trying to ban Nike's #BeTrue line of shoes and spsorts gear, saying they violate Russia'a anti-gay propaganda laws.

The Russian lawmaker who played an intergal part in instigating the anti gay propaganda bill wants the shoes banned - even though they currently arent for sale in Russia.

"This is another step of imposing on our people perverted values and to steal from people clear ideas about what is acceptable and what is deviant," Milonov told the Russian publication Izvestia.

"If liberal values ​​are more important for Nike than the tastes and cultural traditions of the peoples of Russia, then our country will not notice the departure of the company from the market in general. The company must change its trade policies or carry statutory penalties for the illegality of their actions."


Cec Busby

Cec Busby

Cec Busby is the news editor of SX and online editor of

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