There was no law that banned microwave ovens in the old Soviet Union, William Kopp made this up for his article many years ago. Several debunkers have trawled the USSR legal code without success trying to find the law - or the law that repealed it during perestroika.
One argument goes that if even the Soviets banned microwave ovens, and we all know how evil the Soviets were, then surely microwave ovens must be bad. It is in the same boat as the allegation that the Nazis invented microwave ovens. They didn't (if they had cavity magnetrons available, they would have done what the British did and built accurate high frequency radar sets).
Evil inventors developing something that even the evil Soviet empire had to ban, how effective that is as anti microwave oven Propaganda.
The question is valid given the sheer bulk of comment on the internet, but the simple truth is that microwave ovens were not banned in the old USSR. Urban Myth. No evidence whatsoever to support it.
They are banned in Russia since 1976. Hope this helps. :p
I am not aware of a country in Europe in which they are banned
No country has banned Microwave ovens, this is a myth.
Microwave radiation can be harmful, depending on the length of time, the power level and distance of an object has been exposed to it. In Russia, microwaves were banned for 13 years because of its dangerous effects.
Its banned in Russia Japan China And Germany
Private ownership of property was banned under the Communist system.
Yes, Russia has casinos and in some places gambling will be banned as of July 1st 2009
No, but it might be banned in areas in the middle east like Iran.
The Simpson's are banned from China and Russia because the countries think that it seems racist and offensive to their culture.
Yes. Microwaves ovens use waves of elecromagnetic energy or "microwaves". That is why microwaves are called microwaves.