Tag Archives: Censorship

Stick a Fork in Him, He’s Done

Forgot to post an article from February that, in my view, is in the running for most absurd story of the year. Poor Dmitri Medvedev. A speech he gave to honor Russia’s special forces while he was still president of … Continue reading

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Food Packaging and Sex

Last week the Russian food packaging industry had multiple brushes with sexual politics. For one, the re-naming of Kraft to ‘Mondelez’ is raising eyebrows in Russia as the name apparently sounds like a Russian term for oral sex. (“манда-лиз”) I … Continue reading

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Pirate Party Refused Registration Over Name 22 March 2011 In a bizarre twist, the Justice Ministry has failed to distinguish between sea rovers and copyright infringers by refusing to register the Russian version of the Pirate Parrrrrty, a global movement … Continue reading

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Censorship in Russia

So I’m going to paraphrase this Moscow Times story for humor’s sake: Basically, the censorship laws in Russia make it extremely easy for police officials to add entries to the list of banned works, including written works and videos, but … Continue reading

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