IKEA Ad Declared Violence-Promoting

Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service declared the advertisement run by IKEA via Domashniy, Rossiya, Pyatyi TV channels in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Kasan, Nizhniy Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Rostov-on-Don, Krasnodar, Omsk, and Kemerovo in January 2011 to be in contradiction with Article 5 (part 4, paragraph 1) of the Federal Advertising Act. The advertiser IKEA DOM was ordered to stop the offense. All the files relating to the case were placed with the Service’s executive so that an administrative suit could be instituted and a fine imposed on the offender.

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