A recent law, which criminalizes acts that insult a believer’s religious feelings, is being used by a lady who claims that McDonald’s have violated her rights. The case hinges on a McDonald’s advert which described its products in such salivating terms that the lady was forced to rush to the nearest branch to buy a cheeseburger. In consequence, the lady breached her Lenten fast, a tradition that she had not broken for the previous 16 years, and so offended her religious feelings.
It is thought that Mrs Ovchinnikova’s claim for 1000 roubles, (about £10) is not likely to succeed.
As reported in The Times newspaper 10.08.2021.