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The Russian parliament has reportedly taken steps towards banning swearing in public, including in films and music. The bill, passed in Moscow’s lower house, would impose fines for swearing in films, plays, concerts and shows, and could be enforced as soon as 1 July, the BBC reported via the Itar-Tass news agency. Those who swear in public could be punished with a fine of up to 2,500 roubles (£42), while officials would have to pay double. What is classed as swearing will be decided upon by a committee… More