Vladimir Putin Sign Russian Law Banning Foul Language in Movies, TV and Theatre

According to the Telegraph, Vladimir Putin is taking new steps to create a more conservative Russia. The Russian President has just signed legislation that bans foul language in movies, television, theatre and other media. The law "bans the use of obscene language while ensuring the rights of Russian citizens to the use of the state language, and protecting and developing language culture."

The new law will be enforced starting at the beginning of July 2014. Fines for offenders can reach 2,500 roubles ($70) for individuals and 50,000 roubles ($1,400) for organisations.

The ban will include "four colloquial words, including terms for male and female genitalia, as well as a term for a promiscuous female."

Books with foul language will have to include a special warning on the cover.

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