Russia launches swearing ban; books, films, plays risk fines

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leesik wrote:

Will putins new nick, khuilo be banned too? That is probably the main impetus behind it.

Jul 01, 2014 1:21pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Ian_Kemmish wrote:

The official line on Voice of Russia radio this evening (with the inevitable nod to the situation in Ukraine) was that swearing contributes to anti-Semitism. To which the only possible response is “Is that the best they can come up with?”

More interesting, considering how much of what Mr Putin himself says has to be watered down in translation for a Western audience – does this mean that reproduction of any of his speeches made in front of TV cameras over the last decade and a half (remember “killing Chechens on the crapper”?) will now be a criminal offence?

Jul 01, 2014 3:38pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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