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DPR residents receive almost 2 thousand DPR marriage certificates from beginning of year
Monday, July 18, 2016 - 17:18
The workers of the registry of the Donetsk People’s Republic issued two thousand DPR marriage certificates from the beginning of 2016 year. It was reported by the press office of the Ministry of Justice.
‘From the beginning of 2016 year, the departments of the registry there were registered 1903 marriage certificates,’ informed the Ministry of Justice.
It should be noted that the issue of the DPR marriage certificates was officially started in the Republic in July 2015.
The first registration of marriage took place on the territory of the Donetsk People’s Republic in Makeyevka on July 2015.
The Head of the Donetsk People’s Republic Aleksandr Zakharchenko personally gave the marriage certificate to a newly wedded couple.
DONi News Agency
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Speaking about gays during a Crimean government session on September 2, Sergei Aksyonov said "we in Crimea do not need such people."
Aksyonov said that if gays tried to hold public gatherings, "our police and self-defense forces will react immediately and in three minutes will explain to them what kind of sexual orientation they should stick to."
He said Crimean children should be brought up with a "positive attitude to family and traditional values."
Russia annexed Crimea after a referendum that was condemned as illegal by the United States and European Union.
President Vladimir Putin signed a law last year that Western governments and activists say curtails gay rights and encourages discrimination.