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Russia bans Monster High dolls
18:13, 20 October 2015
Russia bans Monster High dolls

Russian MPs state that children might get wrong ungerstanding of national images when play with these toys

18:13, 20 October 2015

gazprom.ru

Chairman of the Russia's State Duma Committee on Family, Women and Children Olga Yepifanova warns against import of dolls-monsters, TASS

"We cannot allow the import of dolls, as it is one of the types of children's products, which contributes to the formation of understanding of the national and cultural images. In the case of authorization of parallel imports, the market will be supplied with such products in unlimited quantities. Such as Monster High, for instance. These are the real monsters. And our children are really passionate about it now," she said at a meeting of the Committee. 

Now the goods could be imported to the territory of Russia only with a certain brand of the manufacturer, the rights holder or an official distributor. The parallel import without the copyright of the owner is prohibited. However, in order to minimize the cost of the parallel imports is reached by purchases from the third countries. And it also includes the children's products such as dolls. 

"It is unacceptable that the Russian market once again is flooded with unsafe goods, which are threatening the health and spiritual development of our children," noted Russian official. 

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