Russian police officers are to check the sexual orientation, political views and musical inclinations of the Russian people, reports The Russian news service (automatic translation here >>). Journalists have managed to get the examples of police reports of district police officers made during "clearance of local citizens".
This procedure will come into effect at the same time with sharply criticized Russian Law "On the Police" that was approved yesterday by the Russian Parliament and signed by Dmitry Medvedev.
Under the column 11.1 "Complementary characteristics of the sickness (aggression, sexual inclinations etc.)" policemen should write down any information about his(her) sexual orientation.
Ironically, "homosexual inclination" and "hetersexual inclination" are equally deemed to be a sickness under the new instruction.
For reference: earlier Russian mass media have time and again reported that special forces are interested in any manifestation of sexual orientation of the Russian people. In 2006 the "Novaya gazeta" daily reported that so called base of Zonal information centre of the Ministry for Interior collects data on sexual orientation of those citizens who fell under the eyesight of the special forces, including the names of supposed sexual partners irrespective of his (her) sexual orientation.
This base is being constatly updated via operative reports, informations, researches, investigations, interrogations and papers written by local policemen.
English translation presented by Yerdna Bananes