Homosexuality is legal in Russia, but there is still a great degree of intolerance among sections of the population. It would be better to avoid public displays of affection. A law banning the promotion of “non-traditional sexual relationships” to minors entered into force in June 2013. This may affect public statements and assemblies on LGBT issues. It is unclear how this law will be applied, but it does provide for tougher penalties for non-Russians; these include arrest, fines and deportation.