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Ikea pulls magazine site in Russia

Ikea says it is halting its online magazine in Russia because of fears that it violates the country's law banning promotion of gay values to minors.

The Swedish retailer said its magazine, Ikea Family Live, "demonstrates various aspects of home life regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation".

In a Russian language statement, the world's largest furniture retailer added: "We understand that some publications in our magazine can be considered as propaganda."

The law passed by Moscow in 2013 bans promotion of "non-traditional sexual relations" to people under the age of 18.

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