A bill to ban Western movies and cartoons was introduced to Russian parliament


The Russians may be left without American and European movies and cartoons. This will happen if the State Duma (the lower house of Russian parliament – RRT) approves the bill prohibiting displaying of films originating from countries that have introduced anti-Russian sanctions.

The document “On measures to counter sanctions of foreign states in the area of culture, and on amendments to the Russia’s Code of Administrative Offences” was introduced by the Liberal Democratic Party in the lower house of parliament. According to the bill, penalties up to 50,000 rubles (approx. $800 – RRT) should be introduced for showing films coming from the United States, European Union, Australia and Canada, reports “Interfax“.

The author of the document, a member of the Liberal Democratic Party Egor Anisimov says that the filmmakers “should be responsible for the actions of their government or, at least, to address them with their proposals.”

It should be noted that during the last year Western countries introduced a number of personal and economic sanctions because of the situation in Ukraine and Crimea. In response, in August last year Russia banned the import of food products from these countries, that “caused serious damage to their economies”.

Source: http://www.ntv.ru/novosti/1390122/