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New law bans laughing at weddings


By Jonny Tickle

January 20, 2022

A region in the south of Russia has made national news after approving a new procedure for conducting marriages in a “solemn” setting, which officially bans laughing, drinking alcohol, and talking loudly.

The new rules, which came into force on Monday, also stipulate that those who choose the solemn form of ceremony get married in a hall with the Russian flag and coat of arms.

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