Putin signs total ban on LGBT 'propaganda'

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law banning so-called "propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations, gender reassignment and pedophilia," state media reported.

It is now illegal in Russia to mention relationships deemed inappropriate on social media, television, movies or advertising, according to state-owned outlet Tass on Monday, as translated.

That same day, Putin signed a law instituting "heavy administrative fines" for those promoting allegedly inappropriate sexual relations, the outlet also stated.