28 November 2001 MOSCOW, 27 November (Gazeta.ru)–Using obscene language when singing the recently re-adopted Soviet-era national anthem or singing it at a striptease show or in a casino could soon become a criminal offense. What is more, those who refuse to stand up when the first chord of the anthem strikes could be liable to […]

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