State Duma Committee approves bill on liability for violations at sport stadiums – report
MOSCOW, January 10 (RAPSI) – The State Duma Committee for culture, sports, tourism and youth policy has approved a bill introducing administrative liability for violating rules of conduct by audience members during sport tournaments, Kommersant newspaper reported on Tuesday.
According to Kommersant, minimal amount of fine for violating order at sport tournaments may result in 20,000-40,000 rubles ($333-666) fines with maximum amount reaching as high as 50,000 rubles ($833). Such violations may also result in administrative detention ranging from 10 to 15 days for violating administrative ban on visiting sport stadiums.
Foreign visitors guilty of violating rules at sport tournaments reportedly may be fined up to 20,000 rubles and administratively deported from Russia.
Authors of the bill believe that these measures will provide order and public safety at stadiums.
On June 14 of 2016, the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) decided to punish the Russian Football Union with a €150,000 fine and issued a suspended disqualification of the Russian football team as a result of an investigation into clashes between Russian and English fans at Euro-2016.
The football match between Russian and English teams at Euro-2016 on June 11 ended with clashes between fans of these two teams. After the match ended with 1:1 draw, about 30 Russian fans broke through the cordon of stewards and entered the sector with English fans to disrupt a number of flags. The clashes were continuing until stewards ended the fights. UEFA launched a disciplinary case against Russia for crowd disturbance, racist behavior and use of fireworks.