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- Posted on Jul 28th 2008 12:00PM by James Sullivan
The music of bands such as My Chemical Romance and their Russian equivalents is being blamed in the State Duma for a "spiritual and ethical crisis" among Russian youth -- depression, "anti-social behavior" and yes, the glorification of suicide. Hey, their prime minister isn't exactly a bowl of sunshine, either.
"This is the first step in the public discourse," said Alexander Grishunin, an adviser to the lawmaker who is sponsoring the bill. If so, that's some discourse they've got there: One little whimper or woe-is-me, and they pass a law against it.
"Expressing psychological emotions is not forbidden by law," fumed Dmitry Gilevich, drummer for the Russian emo band MAIO. Oh, yes. In fact, they have ways of making you talk.
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