On August 27, 2012, a new law of the Russian government was issued, imposing certain bans on the showing of some entertainment programs. The first to fall under the restrictions was the well-known Soviet cartoon "Just you wait!"
According to the law of the government of the Russian Federation "On the protection of children from information that is harmful to their health and development" that has come into force, the cartoon "Just wait!" about the adventures of the wolf and the hare received the category "18+", because it demonstrates an excessive number of scenes of violence. In addition, there are scenes of smoking and drinking alcoholic beverages, acts of vandalism and other illegal activities. All this, according to Roskomnadzor, can have a negative impact on the fragile child's psyche.
According to Tatyana Tsivareva, head of the studio of entertainment programs for children and adolescents of the All-Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company, Tatiana Tsivareva, from September 1, immediately after the entry into force of this law "Well, wait!" will be shown after 11 pm for an adult audience.
In addition, from August 27, all television programs that are unwanted for children will be marked with a special logo, which will become mandatory from the beginning of autumn. It should be made in the form of a graphic sign similar in size to the logo of the TV channel. Demonstration of the graphic symbol must take at least eight seconds.
All annotations and names of information products, other than those indicated as exceptions in federal law, for example, advertising or information of significant artistic, historical and other cultural value, are subject to labeling in published programs.
Products with a rental certificate from the Ministry of Culture will not need additional expertise to determine the level of restriction for display. For the rest of the products, such an examination will become mandatory. The Roskomnadzor department has already begun to form a special group of independent experts to carry out this work. The experts will begin to fulfill their duties as early as September 1.