Skip to comments.Russia Bans Swear Words in Art, Films
Posted on 07/04/2014 5:55:21 PM PDT by nickcarraway
A hugely controversial Russian law banning curse words in films, theatre, the media and arts came into force on Tuesday, part of a Kremlin-backed drive to play up traditional values and root out swearing.
The legislation, wich was signed off by President Vladimir Putin in May, imposes hefty fines on offenders -- up to 2,500 rubles ($72) for individuals and up to 50,000 rubles ($1,460) for businesses.
Movies featuring obscenities will not be issued a distribution licence, while traders will now be obliged to warn consumers about swear words.
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It’s almost funny. Today Russia is emerging as the moral nation while the US falls into the deepest pits of immorality, debauchery and corruption.
There was a day when we believed in this. Now...every four letter word is okay as long as it doesn’t modify the “N” word or some gay transvestite or whatever they are.
All the while the US is nothing but sewer talk.
Unbelievable isn’t it?
Well, after Russia prohibited political dissent, what did you expect it to do?
Has anyone asked Quentin Tarantino how he feels about this?
Not amazingly controversial, as much as it might seem that way to us today. Remember back when you couldn’t show toilets on TV? This is pretty mild.
A law like that in the US would shut down the American entertainment industry overnight.
Actually, if we wouldn’t watch the shows on tv or go the the movies...the market would turn around.
I really don’t want the government regulating anymore than it already does.
How about gratuitious “slams against Christianity” get you a month in jail..?!
Funny... The more I read about Russia, the more I want to move there....
They are applying what made ours a wholesome, successful society once.
Not to mention the infringement of our first amendment rights.
Sure. I love it when government censors private movies and plays.
Interesting argument to make on July 4th. Are you suggesting that we go back to being the colony of George III?
Can you friggin’ believe this crap? If people love Russia so much, they should move there. If government offices weren’t closed, I’d suggest they renounce their citizenship today.
15% flat tax too.
Just go, then. Don’t mind the state-controlled media. Putin knows what’s best for you. Hope you’re Russian Orthodox. Good luck.
American culture has devolved down to the point of an open sewer, fit only for the morally depraved.
It’s a bizarre turnaround from everything we once were and once represented.
If this all was arising out of a genuine new consciousness of the Lord, that would be one thing.
But they wouldn’t have to ban any dirty movies then. Movie houses would stop showing them of their own accord, and people would stop watching them of their own accord.
This looks like Putin setting himself up to look like a savior. I fear Greeks even when they bear gifts.
I’d be cool with that.
It’s what you might expect in a land ruled by an emperor. At least in theory, Russia had become a constitutional democratic republic. A strongman who is capable of giving you what you want can also take it all away and/or give you what you don’t want. Much better that it arise out of the organic work of the Lord.
Posters lining up to have their first amendment rights curtailed.
A conga line of inalienable right deniers.
Who said I wanted to go - other than you?
All I said was they have a 15% flat tax.
Profanity control isn’t about profanity...
Where did you read that?
It’s like vodka. You can make it illegal, but you can’t make it unpopular.
While Russia being a petrostate manages to fill state coffins through oil revenue it is not quite as rosy as you seem to think. Currently Russia has 13% income tax, but on top of that there is 30% payroll tax. Russia is notoriously bad place for doing business due to their huge corruption.
Just look at the Hermitage Capital Management/Magnitsky case - Russian IRS in cohorts with criminals steal hundreds of millions from an American company. When company lawyer goes to the police to file a complain the thieves themselves are assigned to investigate the case, lawyer is thrown in jail where he is held without a court for almost a year (1 year is maximum to be held without a court in Russia) and dies under suspicious circumstances just few days before the year is up. Through some miracle the personal fortune of families of investigators grows by $50 million after that.
And we thought Russia was the enemy when we have the enemy right here in our own country, they're called liberals.
And not Singapore?
Love Singapore.... Some of the most beautiful women live there.