Federal service for supervision in the sphere of Telecom, information technologies and mass communications (Roskomnadzor) has not imposed a ban on the use of the media of words “asshole”, asshole” and their derivatives.
Reportedly, this is stated in the answer of the head of Department Alexander Zharov at the request of the chief editor of “Novaya Gazeta” Dmitry Muratov.
The journalist wrote in the query: “is it Possible to use in newspaper texts is undoubtedly pejorative “asshole” (“asshole”)? The opinion of the employees of our edition sold out: some argue that the above word is not in the forbidden list, others believe that its use will result in a warning to the newspaper from Roskomnadzor, although, again, the absence of this word in the list of prohibited publications. Besides, dear Alexander Alexandrovich, the phenomenon is is. And there is no word?”
The official said: “the phenomenon You describe is indeed found in nature. Moreover, in Russian there are and You mentioned words and their derivatives that characterize this phenomenon. Must say that the words, which are the subject of Your request, are abusive, are not obscene, and therefore does not fall under the scope of article 4 of the Law of the Russian Federation of 27 December 1991 № 2124-1 “On mass media”. Source: https://censor.net.ua/n448804
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