Russian Officials Call for the Removal of TV Shows That Make the Youth Anti-social

NEW – July 2, 2022

Television has been shaping people’s worldview for decades, which is why the Spiritual Assembly of Muslims of Russia (SAMR) agrees with the initiative of the head of the Investigative Committee Aleksandr Bastrykin to limit the display of scenes of violence and immoral content on federal channels in general, the head of the SAMR Mufti Albir Krganov told RIA Novosti.

Earlier, the chairman of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, Aleksandr Bastrykin, told RIA Novosti that the Investigative Committee proposes to limit the display of scenes of violence and cruelty, “manifestations of immoralism and immorality” on federal TV channels, as well as exclude talk shows and reality shows that make young people anti-social.

“We agree with Aleksandr Bastrykin in the sense that even without advertising and popularisation of a sinful lifestyle and behaviour on TV, unfortunately, young people are prone to frivolity and irresponsible choice, critical thinking does not work for them. On TV, it is necessary to show examples that are modern, interesting and filled with the right meaning of life. We should not forget that TV shapes the worldview for decades,” Krganov said.

Earlier, Vakhtang Kipshidze, deputy chairman of the synodal Department for Church–society Relations and the Media of the Moscow Patriarchate, told RIA Novosti that the proposal of the head of the IC Aleksandr Bastrykin “deserves support and in-depth study of ways to implement it urgently – in dialogue with television channels, the cultural community and traditional religious communities”.

In turn, the chairman of the patriarchal commission on family issues, protection of motherhood and childhood, Priest Fyodor Lukyanov, told RIA Novosti that more programs “educating the taste for beauty” should be produced on federal television, while now there are programs “full of vulgarity and mediocrity” that, among other things, promote occultism, which children are subjected to.

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The Federation Council is ready to work out the proposal of the Investigative Committee, Ivan Abramov, a member of the commission of the Chamber of Regions on Information Policy, told RIA Novosti.

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