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Russian filmmaker wants profanity ban

Dec. 14, 2012 at 4:58 PM   |   Comments

MOSCOW, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- A Russian filmmaker who serves on a State Duma committee is proposing a ban on the use of obscenities in films, on TV and in print.

Stanislav Govorukhin, chairman of the State Duma committee for culture, proposed Friday the lawmaking body adopt amendments to the federal Law on the State Language of the Russian Federation as well as other laws to ban profane language "in the products of all-Russia, regional and municipal broadcasting organizations, movie companies, editorial offices of printed media, publishers of books and the organizations releasing other related products," ITAR-Tass reported Friday.

Govorukhin said he wants violations to carry fines of $65-$81 for individuals, $130-$146 for government officials and $1,303-$1,629 for legal entities.

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