(BBC News) The Russian parliament’s lower house has passed a bill that bans swearing from films, music and other works of art, it’s been reported.

The measure would impose fines for swearing in films, plays, concerts and shows, the Itar-Tass news agency reports. In addition, members of the public could face penalties of up to 2,500 roubles (£42; $70) for swearing in public and officials would have to pay double.

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