Furniture retailer IKEA is closing its online magazine in Russia over fears it violates Russia's law banning the promotion of “gay propaganda” to minors.

The Swedish retailer will halt its magazine IKEA Family Live in Russia.

“When we do business, we observe the legislation of the countries where we work, therefore to avoid violations, we have taken the decision to stop publishing the magazine in Russia,” IKEA said in a Russian language statement.

Family Live “shows different aspects of people's lives at home, regardless of their age, gender, sexual orientation, nationality and religion. … The magazine reflects the values ??of the Ikea company, including equal rights and opportunities for all,” the world's largest furniture retailer added.

Russia approved the controversial law in 2013.