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Russian TV news warns Pokémon Go players that playing the game in churches could mean prison time

Source: Meduza

On July 15, the TV news network Rossiya 24 aired a segment listing the ways playing the mobile game Pokémon Go would be illegal in Russia.

Specifically, the news anchor told viewers that attempts to catch Pokémons in other people's homes or at voting stations (Russia has elections in September) could cost players steep fines and even correctional labor for as long as a year. The world's hottest mobile game could even land Russians in prison for up to three years, if they're caught playing it near international borders or inside churches, according to Rossiya 24.

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