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RESOLUTION OF THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

of May 8, 2007 No. 18

About approval of the Instruction about procedure for release, replication, demonstration, rolling, sale and advertizing of erotic products, products containing elements of sensuality, violence and cruelty, products by sexual formation and sex education, and also products of sexual appointment and recognition as No. 8p which voided resolutions of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus of April 13, 2000

(as amended on 15-09-2016)

Based on article 10 of the Law of the Republic of Belarus of June 14, 2004 "About cinematography in the Republic of Belarus", the Regulations on the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus approved by the resolution of Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus of October 30, 2001 No. 1558 "Questions of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus" the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus DECIDES:

1. Approve the enclosed Instruction about procedure for release, replication, demonstration, rolling, sale and advertizing of erotic products, products containing elements of sensuality, violence and cruelty, products by sexual formation and sex education, and also products of sexual assignment.

2. Declare invalid the resolution of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus of April 13, 2000 No. 8p "About approval of the Regulations on procedure for public demonstration of film audiovisual works, release of printed materials of erotic nature, and also products of sexual assignment, their distribution and advertizing by legal entities and physical persons" (The national register of legal acts of the Republic of Belarus, 2000, No. 76, 8/3776).

3. This resolution becomes effective from the date of its official publication.

Minister

V.F.Matveychuk

It is approved

First Deputy Minister of Health of the Republic of Belarus

April 13, 2007 

 

R.A.Chasnoyt

It is approved

Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Republic of Belarus

April 17, 2007

 

V. N. Potupchik

It is approved

Minister of information of the Republic of Belarus

April 20, 2007 

 

V. V. Rusakevich

It is approved

Minister of Trade of the Republic of Belarus

April 26, 2007

 

A. I. Ivankov

It is approved

Chairman of the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Belarus

May 7, 2007

 

A.F.Shpilevsky

 

Approved by the Resolution of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus of May 8, 2007 No. 18

The instruction about procedure for release, replication, demonstration, rolling, sale and advertizing of erotic products, products containing elements of sensuality, violence and cruelty, products by sexual formation and sex education, and also products of sexual assignment

1. This Instruction determines procedure for release, replication, demonstration, rolling, sale and advertizing of erotic products, products containing elements of sensuality, violence and cruelty, products by sexual formation and sex education, and also products of sexual assignment.

2. For the purposes of this Instruction the following terms and their determinations are used:

production – issue of printing or electronic mass media or broadcast of television, broadcasting mass media;

offensive language – abusive, the expletives contradicting regulations of public morals;

pornography – vulgar and naturalistic, disgusting and cynical, obscene fixing of sexual connections, self-integral, intentional demonstration of mostly naked genitals, anti-esthetic scenes of sexual intercourse, sexual perversions, sketches about natures which do not correspond to moral criteria offend honor and advantage of the personality, putting it on the level of manifestations of animal instincts;

pornographic products – products containing pornography elements;

products – audio-and audiovisual products on all types of carriers, including computer games, products of printing and electronic mass media, the theatrical and fine arts, by sexual education and sex education, sexual assignment, and also other materials and objects;

products containing sensuality elements – products which do not belong only to erotic, but use erotic component. The erotic component shall be shown incidentally, its amount shall not exceed 50 percent of amount, the areas or durations of products;

products by sexual education and sex education – products directed to sexual education and sex education of the population, prevention of HIV infection and venereal diseases, studying and illumination of questions of sexology, sexual pathology, problems of family and scrap;

products of sexual assignment – the products, devices, devices and devices intended for sexual stimulation;

products containing elements of violence and cruelty – products at which there is in a varying degree description or the demonstration of elements of violence and cruelty, the criminal chronicle, different crimes and technology of their making, methods of production of conventional weapons, devices for tortures, antisocial activities, racial and national exclusiveness which is not directed to promotion of violence and cruelty, excluding use of offensive language;

promotion of violence and cruelty – self-integral demonstration of acts of violence and cruelty; the naturalistic and disaggregated image of scenes of sadism, excessive cruelty on the attitude both towards people, and towards animals, including sexual violence, demonstration of scenes of partition of the victims, tortures, extermination of people by especially cruel methods; close and long ups of the tortured people and animals, violence over corpses, methods of production and use both conventional weapons, and devices for tortures, glorification and promotion of chauvinism, national exclusiveness, racism, and also any wars and conflicts, representation of human relations, animals and the world around exaggeratedly cruel, uncompromising, illogical, misanthropic, egocentric, suggesting idea of one-dimensional inhuman living position; appeals to suicide, the description of means and methods of suicide for the purpose of excitation of determination to make the suicide act, actions indirectly inducing to suicide by means of justification and (or) reasons for validity of suicide, the promise of receipt of physical and (or) psychological pleasure, the benefits and benefits in case of suicide including by means of game;

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