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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Duma Supports Flag

MOSCOW () -- Desecration of the state flag of the former Soviet Union is inadmissible, resolved the State Duma on Wednesday, Interfax reported.

A draft resolution to denounce desecration of the Soviet state flag was put on the agenda of a Duma plenary meeting Wednesday.

One reason for the resolution was a television report March 3 about a Moscow meeting of the "youth anti-fascist committee." The report showed a participant wiping his feet on the Soviet flag, and an inscription "Democrats wipe their feet here."

The Duma resolution called on the Prosecutor General's Office to "institute criminal proceedings against hooligan actions as regards historical symbols of our motherland."