In: World Literature Studies, vol. 10, no. 4
Year, pages: 2018, 38 - 57
Contemporary Russian literature. Legislative mechanisms of censorship. Self-censorship. Moral censorship.
Article type: štúdie - téma / articles - topic
Document type: pdf
After centuries of first tsarist and then communist censorship in Russia, censorship was finally prohibited by the Constitution in 1993. The censorship-free 1990s (with all the pros and cons) were followed by a search for new mechanisms of censorship and new forms of prohibition by the authorities to determine a certain control of the state over the mass media and various forms of art, including literature. New legislation (the 2013 law banning propaganda of non-traditional sexual relationships and denial of traditional family values among minors, the 2014 law banning foul language in the arts, the 2016 amendments of anti-extremism law) has become one such mechanism. On the one hand, the laws result in authors’ self-censorship; on the other, they provide not only the authorities but also individuals, activist groups or various citizen or religious associations with the opportunity to sue the author or the publisher of a literary work in court.
How to cite:
Kupka, V. 2018. Podoby cenzúry v súčasnej ruskej literatúre. In World Literature Studies, vol. 10, no.4, pp. 38-57. 1337-9275.
Kupka, V. (2018). Podoby cenzúry v súčasnej ruskej literatúre. World Literature Studies, 10(4), 38-57. 1337-9275.
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