Russia Bans Cursing, Demolition Man Morality Device Next

Russian President Vladimir Putin has decreed. or at least signed into law a bill, that there will be no cursing! At least, not in music, books, movies or entertainment venues.

Violating the new decree can cost an individual $56 to $70, according to ITAR-TASS (Russian state news). Officials can be fined $112 to $140 and businesses would be charged $1,117 to $1,396. Repeated violations will come with higher costs.

It's like you woke up in some sort of future where nobody was allowed to swear - kind of like Demolition Man, the 1993 movie with Stallone, Snipes and Bullock. Public places had verbal morality devices that issued tickets to miscreants.


(Verbal Morality device from Demolition Man)

Via NewYorker.

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