Moscow to Remove ‘Fifty Shades’ from the Shelves

August 26, 2015 - Fifty Shades of Grey

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August 26, 2015 11:37 am

The Department of Culture in Moscow will mislay Fifty Shades of Grey from a library shelves in sequence to assistance readers rise a “normal taste” in literature.

According to Russian news group TASS, Alexander Kibovsky, conduct of a Department of Culture in Moscow, said that a citywide examination of library books was not “a doubt of censorship, though of bargain a situation.”

He voiced regard that libraries had bought 137 copies of Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James.

“We are operative to assistance a readers rise normal taste. ‘People will not come [to a library] anymore!’ they tell me. Yeah, good it is improved if one chairman who reads Dostoevsky comes to us, than 10 people who select indeterminate literature!” Kibovsky said.

Kibovsky also pronounced that libraries were not shopping books about Russian chronological figures.

“For example, novel about a War of 1812. We have 100 books about Napoleon, though usually 20 books about Kutuzov. The doubt is: Who won?” he said.

Tatyana Krasnova, a conduct of enlightenment and girl process in Moscow, pronounced she disturbed that books like The Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs, a book about “narcotic hallucinations and passionate escapades,” would negatively impact Russian youth.

“These are books that enclose profanity, books that plead issues of drug abuse, that enclose references to suicide, and that incite a immature people to extract in bootleg activity,” she said.

Moscow’s beginning to examination a bookshelves echoes an beginning in a Sverdlovsk segment to ban books by British historians Antony Beevor and John Keegan final week.

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