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Russia Bans Swear Words in Art, Films
Global Post ^ | 7/1

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at globalpost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Russia
KEYWORDS: art; movies; russia
Russia's Profanity Law Bans Words Even Pushkin Used, Dostoevsky, Lermontov
1 posted on 07/04/2014 5:55:21 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

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.


2 posted on 07/04/2014 6:04:13 PM PDT by realcleanguy
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To: nickcarraway

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.


3 posted on 07/04/2014 6:04:33 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: nickcarraway

All the while the US is nothing but sewer talk.


4 posted on 07/04/2014 6:08:07 PM PDT by bgill
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To: realcleanguy

Unbelievable isn’t it?


5 posted on 07/04/2014 6:09:49 PM PDT by Kackikat (ELECTED officials took an OATH...get off your cowardly a$ses and be A PATRIOT now!)
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To: realcleanguy

Well, after Russia prohibited political dissent, what did you expect it to do?


6 posted on 07/04/2014 6:10:45 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: nickcarraway

Has anyone asked Quentin Tarantino how he feels about this?


7 posted on 07/04/2014 6:12:04 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: nickcarraway

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.


8 posted on 07/04/2014 6:13:24 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: nickcarraway

A law like that in the US would shut down the American entertainment industry overnight.


9 posted on 07/04/2014 6:14:36 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: nickcarraway

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.


10 posted on 07/04/2014 6:19:39 PM PDT by berdie
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To: nickcarraway

How about gratuitious “slams against Christianity” get you a month in jail..?!


11 posted on 07/04/2014 6:33:30 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: realcleanguy

Funny... The more I read about Russia, the more I want to move there....


12 posted on 07/04/2014 7:29:58 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: realcleanguy

They are applying what made ours a wholesome, successful society once.


13 posted on 07/04/2014 7:30:02 PM PDT by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: berdie
I really don’t want the government regulating anymore than it already does

Not to mention the infringement of our first amendment rights.

14 posted on 07/04/2014 7:36:57 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: baddog 219
Funny... The more I read about Russia, the more I want to move there....

Sure. I love it when government censors private movies and plays.

15 posted on 07/04/2014 7:38:37 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: informavoracious

Interesting argument to make on July 4th. Are you suggesting that we go back to being the colony of George III?


16 posted on 07/04/2014 7:39:30 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: FreeReign

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.


17 posted on 07/04/2014 7:43:49 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: baddog 219
Funny... The more I read about Russia, the more I want to move there....

15% flat tax too.

18 posted on 07/04/2014 7:54:03 PM PDT by Graybeard58 ( What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only? 1 Cor. 13, V.36)
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To: Graybeard58

Just go, then. Don’t mind the state-controlled media. Putin knows what’s best for you. Hope you’re Russian Orthodox. Good luck.


19 posted on 07/04/2014 8:17:25 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: realcleanguy

Indeed.

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.


20 posted on 07/04/2014 8:30:50 PM PDT by greene66
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To: 1rudeboy

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.


21 posted on 07/04/2014 8:34:00 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: nickcarraway

I’d be cool with that.


22 posted on 07/04/2014 8:36:33 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: realcleanguy
10% right doesn't make up for the 90% wrong about Russia.
It does make you step back and wonder what's in their Vodka though.
23 posted on 07/04/2014 8:36:59 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: stevio

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.


24 posted on 07/04/2014 8:50:28 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: 1rudeboy
Can you friggin’ believe this crap?

Posters lining up to have their first amendment rights curtailed.

A conga line of inalienable right deniers.

25 posted on 07/04/2014 8:59:39 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: 1rudeboy

Who said I wanted to go - other than you?

All I said was they have a 15% flat tax.


26 posted on 07/04/2014 9:31:32 PM PDT by Graybeard58 ( What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only? 1 Cor. 13, V.36)
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To: nickcarraway; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ...

Profanity control isn’t about profanity...


27 posted on 07/04/2014 9:56:39 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: 1rudeboy

Where did you read that?


28 posted on 07/04/2014 10:22:19 PM PDT by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: nickcarraway

It’s like vodka. You can make it illegal, but you can’t make it unpopular.


29 posted on 07/04/2014 10:33:04 PM PDT by RichInOC ("It's good to be tsar.")
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To: Graybeard58

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.


30 posted on 07/05/2014 4:44:29 AM PDT by Krosan
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To: Krosan
“A hugely controversial Russian law banning curse words in films, theater, the media and arts came into force on Tuesday, part of a Kremlin-backed drive to play up traditional values and root out swearing.”........

And we thought Russia was the enemy when we have the enemy right here in our own country, they're called liberals.

31 posted on 07/05/2014 4:58:21 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Graybeard58

13% AFAIK


32 posted on 07/05/2014 5:03:54 AM PDT by Cossak
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To: baddog 219
Funny... The more I read about Russia, the more I want to move there....

And not Singapore?

33 posted on 07/05/2014 5:30:53 PM PDT by Does so ("Miranda Warnings" and loss of "Common-Law Marriage" = 2 Big Mistakes...)
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To: Does so

Love Singapore.... Some of the most beautiful women live there.


34 posted on 07/06/2014 9:53:43 AM PDT by baddog 219
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