Belarus has banned the slogans “Who does not jump, the Moskal!”

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Chant “Who does not jump, the Moskal!” was recognized in Belarus as extremist and is forbidden to the citation. About it on the website of the newspaper “SB. Belarus today”, which founder is the administration of the President of the Republic, said the chief editor of the magazine “Spetsnaz” Andrew Dementiivskyi.

According to him, in 2015 after the opposition rally of the Republican expert Commission of Belarus on assessment of information products for the presence (absence) of signs of extremism examined the text of the “same Russophobic slogans that I heard recently on sector b-12.”

“Experts (historians, philologists, jurists, political scientists) concluded: “the text of the chants may be regarded as information that can contribute to incitement of national enmity or hatred, propaganda of exclusivity, superiority or inferiority of citizens on the basis of their relationship to national identity in particular, because of the word “Moskal” is used as an informal ethnonym of the ethnic Russians and clearly has a negative connotative tone”,” — says Dementiivskyi.

Punishment in the form of fines or administrative arrests will follow any citation of this text and playback. After the court decision, which entered recently in force, any citation or sounding chants imposed fines or administrative arrests.

“Who does not jump, the Moskal!” — the slogan that became popular during the Euromaidan protests of 2014 in Kiev, which ended with the change of power in Ukraine. Actively used by nationalists.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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