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FAS filed a case because of the advertisement of Durex condoms about the prevalence of sexual infections in Russia

The Office did not like the phrase about infecting “almost every second Russian” in the very video about Vick.

The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) initiated a case on violation of the law “On Advertising” in the video of condoms Durex. The department is unhappy with the phrase that “almost every second Russian is infected with a sexual infection.” However, the company refers to the data of the Moscow Department of Health.

As noted by the Federal Antimonopoly Service, the advertisement was noticed by citizens who were “offended or humiliated” by a video that leads to “wrong conclusions”. Video allegedly violated the laws of paragraph 11 of part 3 of Article 5 of the federal law “On Advertising” – a point about the validity of research in advertising.

Citizens point out that it [the advertisement] offends and degrades dignity, because it can be concluded that in Russia there is no system of medical care for the population, propaganda of a healthy lifestyle.

definition of FAS

According to the FAS, the study referred to by Durex “lacks statistics on the incidence of the population.” Authors of advertising used the methodical recommendations №33 “How to give birth to a healthy child”, written by the Department of Health of Moscow. This footnote is in the video.

A shot from Durex advertising
The website of the department published a copy of these recommendations, where there really is a rough statistics on the incidence of sexual infections in Russia. However, according to the Federal Antimonopoly Service, referring to a letter from the Ministry of Health, the data “have a strong tendency to decline.”

According to statistics, about half of Russians are infected with at least one sexually transmitted disease (STD).

a fragment of recommendations “How to give birth to a healthy child” from the Moscow Health Department

In 2017, users of social networks resented this advertisement Durex, but for another reason. In two videos, the characters Vika and Ruslan, about which they are gradually being told behind the scenes, but in the end it turns out that they have syphilis and gonorrhea, respectively. The phrase “This is Vika, and her syphilis” has become aseparate meme for describing shocking situations.

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