ST. PETERSBURG, February 29 - RAPSI. The St. Petersburg City Council has passed in the first reading on Wednesday the amendments to the city law on administrative offenses, implying fines for promoting homosexuality and pedophilia among under-aged individuals, RIA Novosti reports.

The law implies an administrative fine of 5,000 rubles ($172) for individuals, 50,000 rubles ($1,700) for officials and from 250,000 ($8,600) to 500,000 rubles ($17,270) for legal entities for public activities promoting homosexuality, bisexuality and pedophilia among the under-aged population.

The amendments were passed with a majority vote.