Loophole closed!

Gay Russian couple Eugene Wojciechowski and Paul Stotzko have been charged with a criminal offence, ‘intentional damage to passports or negligence’, after using an apparent legal loophole to have their Danish marriage recognised.

Interfax reported that ‘Article 19.16 of the Administrative Code on ‘deliberate damage to documents’ entails a warning or an administrative fine in the amount of 100 to 300 rubles’.