Russia: Swearing in films banned by lower house

24 Apr

I think it’s great that in Putin’s Russia, government can still at least try to pass legislation of this kind, and in fact has the moral courage to attempt to do so; without fear of ridicule or retribution. Would that Anglosphere politicians weren’t so gutless or fearful as they are, and were instead more like Russia’s… Go Putin!

Will S.' Culture War Blog

The Russian parliament’s lower house has passed a bill that bans swearing from films, music and other works of art, it’s been reported.

The measure would impose fines for swearing in films, plays, concerts and shows, the Itar-Tass news agency reports. In addition, members of the public could face penalties of up to 2,500 roubles (£42; $70) for swearing in public and officials would have to pay double.

The bill says a panel of experts will decide exactly what counts as a swear word. If the measure is approved by the upper house, it will be signed into law by President Vladimir Putin and take effect on 1 July 2014.

Earlier, the private TVC channel caused a stir by beeping out a word in the classic 1979 Soviet film Garage. The word “hrenovina” – a colourful expression for nonsense – was deemed too offensive for broadcast. But the film’s…

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Posted by on April 24, 2014 in good news


7 responses to “Russia: Swearing in films banned by lower house

  1. ray

    April 24, 2014 at 2:52 am

    I like this, as setting healthy example, but would oppose it on personal level.

    Nudity should be banned from films too. It’s 99 percent incitement and 1 percent artistic necessity.

    The U.S. is bolshevist, atomized, and porcine, while the post-com Russkies go nyet and at least attempt to retain some civilizational dignity and integrity. Heck, ANY effort at this point stands out.

    Guess it’s the end of the world.

  2. Will S.

    April 24, 2014 at 7:01 am

    Well, you may have noticed, we don’t shy away from salty language here – this is a men’s site, after all. 🙂

    It’s the end of OUR world, but maybe not THE world…

  3. Eric

    April 24, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Imagine this editorial appearing in any North American news outlet:

  4. Will S.

    April 24, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    Yeah, really!


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