The legislation was originally due to be debated on 19 December last year but that was put off to today (22 January).
Since then, Russia has come under international pressure to drop the proposals. Similar laws have already been introduced in the Russian regions of St Petersburg, Ryazan, Arkangelsk Kostroma, Magadansk, Samar, Bashkortostan, Krasnodar and Novosibirsk.
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