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  1. Russian Politicians Vote to Ban Cursing in Arts

    Bleeping heck, the lower house of Russia’s parliament has passed a bill banning swearing in movies, music, plays, TV shows and blogs. Residents could face $70 fines for cursing in public if the bill is approved by the upper house and signed by Vladimir Putin. Meanwhile, Pavel Durov, the founder of Russia’s Facebook-like social network Vkontakte, has fled the country after a suspected government takeover. He said he felt threatened for refusing to share users’ personal data with the government. But at least he can swear about it.

    Sources: IndependentBBCIntar-TassRTWiredMoscow Times

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