Russia bans cussing in films, books, music and plays. HA!

Russia bans cussing in films, books, music and plays. HA!


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If you’re in this generation then you’ve probably heard almost every curse word there is and that is a pretty funny truth. For more conservative generations it was frowned upon depending on your household and was not tolerated by some parents.

Something dramatic and unexpected happened yesterday. The Russian President, Vladimir Putin signed off on a new law that basically bans swearing at arts, cultural and entertainment events in the country. I know that’s pretty silly to take in but it’s very real and has an impact on the rest of the world’s opinion of  Russia.  Stereotypes of Russians portray them as fearless curse filled juggernaut warriors who drink Vodka as water.  Any new Russian film containing “vulgar” language won’t be granted a distribution certificate. In order for any movie to make money it needs to be something entertaining, so there’s no chance of seeing any Russian movies at the theater. Copies of books, CDs or films containing cussing can only be distributed in a sealed packages labeled “Contains obscene language.”

According to the Kremlin, the legislation “bans the use of obscene language when ensuring the rights of Russian citizens to the use of the state language, and protecting and developing language culture.” – CNN

The law could come into effect as soon as July 1 of this year. As many Russians are against this, Putin swears that this change will help clean up the “Potty mouthed” citizens of Russia and help preserve the native language.  Perhaps it is just one more way Putin is grabbing power in Russia.

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I personally think that the law is useless to pass.  Although it has it’s “reason” in some people’s opinions it’s still random and is contrary to what Americans believe to be their 1st Amendment right.



English: THE GRAND KREMLIN PALACE, MOSCOW. President Putin with Iranian President Mohammad Khatami. Русский: МОСКВА, БОЛЬШОЙ КРЕМЛЕВСКИЙ ДВОРЕЦ. С Президентом Ирана Сейедом Мохаммадом Хатами. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)