Russia Moves to Ban Swearing in Movies

www.bbc.com Published: April 24, 2014
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The Russian parliament's lower house has passed a bill that bans swearing from films, music and other works of art, according to BBC News.

The measure would impose fines for swearing in films, plays, concerts and shows, the Itar-Tass news agency reports. In addition, members of the public could face penalties of up to 2,500 roubles (£42; $70) for swearing in public and officials would have to pay double.



The bill says a panel of experts will decide exactly what counts as a swear word. If the measure is approved by the upper house, it will be signed into law by President Vladimir Putin and take effect on 1 July 2014, BBC News reports.

H/T: Newser
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