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One MP described it as “shameless propaganda of sin” and Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky said action would be taken after the checks.
The live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast features Disney’s first ever gay character and love scene.
A Russian law prohibits the spreading of “gay propaganda” among minors.
The 2013 legislation, which angered human rights activists and the international gay community, suggests that homosexuality – described as “non-traditional sexual relations” – is alien to life in Russia.
Many homophobic attacks have been documented in Russia.
Director Bill Condon has spoken of an “exclusively gay moment” in Beauty and the Beast.