Date registered: Jan 2005
Vehicle: 2006 ML350
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Russian MPs worried by Simpsons
Russian MPs have given a final warning to TV stations to cut back on violent shows like the Simpsons if they want to avoid censorship.
State Duma deputies overwhelmingly voted for a motion warning television channels to cut down on the amount of violence they show.
First Deputy Speaker Lyubov Sliska said it was a "yellow card" for the channels.
The resolution, initiated by Sliska and fellow United Russia member Farid Gainullin, was approved by a 417-1 landslide.
It called on television companies to more strictly adhere to a voluntary code of conduct signed in June by the chief executives of six leading national channels to avoid promoting a "cult of violence and cruelty".
The move came after the Simpsons was given a hard core adults-only rating and blamed for corrupting Russian schoolchildren and degrading family values.
MP Yelena Afanasyeva said: "The experts gave just the result we feared. They found the Simpsons were crammed with violent and aggressive episodes. These cartoons also introduce antagonism between children and parents."
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