Russian Law Bans Profanity In Arts And Media

Photo: (CC)

Photo: (CC)

As if America’s right wing doesn’t want to tongue-kiss Putin already, now he’s signed a law banning profanity in the arts.

via BBC News – Russian law bans swearing in arts and media.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law banning all swearing in films, television broadcasts, theatres and the media.

Offenders will face fines – as much as 50,000 roubles (£829; $1,400) for organisations, or up to 2,500 roubles (£41; $70) for individuals.

Where disputes arise a panel of experts will decide exactly what counts as a swear word.

Books containing swear words will have to carry warnings on the cover.

Russia’s Vesti news website says that, according to sociologists’ research, swearing is common in two-thirds of Russian companies.

The law will take effect from 1 July and will not apply to cases of swearing at performances before that date.

A leading pro-Putin film director and now MP, Stanislav Govorukhin, was one of the new law’s architects.


7 Comments on "Russian Law Bans Profanity In Arts And Media"

  1. BuzzCoastin | May 8, 2014 at 3:13 am |

    Putin is a CIA mole

  2. Tuna Ghost | May 8, 2014 at 4:06 am |

    well that’s not ridiculous at all!

  3. Liam_McGonagle | May 8, 2014 at 9:34 am |

    America and Russia are frienemies:

  4. Anarchy Pony | May 8, 2014 at 11:57 am |

    Because no art with naughty words is worth a shit. Walt Whitman? Worse than Hitler.

  5. Every time there is an item here about Russia, it’s always the exact same photo of Putin.

    Come on people, try a little harder.

  6. Putin thinks he can hide from the world behind the Orthodox Church… he’s wrong. Although it has won him favor over at Fox News and amongst conservatives everywhere.

    Organized Religion is the second highest form of Magic in the land… a close second to the almighty Dollar.

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