Ukraine bans 13 books with Russian propaganda

Source : 112 Ukraine

Some children books were banned as well, as they contained Communist or Russian symbols
15:53, 1 February 2019

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13 books were forbidden to be imported in Ukraine due to Russian propaganda. The State Committee for TV and Radio Broadcasting in Ukraine reports this.

The following private limited companies tried to get permission on import books that contained the propaganda: Dress-Shou, Ethnictrade, Yakabootrade, Fors Ukraine, Pero and Machaon-Ukraine.   

Some books for children were forbidden as well, as they contained some Communist or Russian symbols. The English manual was also banned, as it was painted with banners of armed formations of the Russian Federation.

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The book “Convince and win. Secrets of effective argumentation theory” by Mykola Nepriahin was banned in Ukraine. In this books the examples of effective arguments are given based on the actions of Stalin and Lenin. The experts believe that this is communist propaganda, which is prohibited in Ukraine.  

The book “Path of the beyond: Religions of the world. Psychotechnical and transpersonal conditions” was also banned, as it propagates Russia and encourages intrathecal and religious hatred.

The book “Balkans. Borderlines of the Empires” of the famous Russian journalist Andrey Shary will not be imported in Ukraine, as it retells the ideas like “the future of bound nations can only be guaranteed by the Russian Empire, which is common to all".

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Several Russian editors publish such books, introductions of which advocate for the imperial ideology. According to the experts, such provocations are about the hybrid war between Ukraine and Russia. For example, Serhiy Dovlatov's edition advocated the famous Ukrainianophobic Serhiy Bezrukov in the introduction, whose name was added to the list of persons causing a threat to national security by the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine.


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Over the past year, the State Committee for Television and Radio Broadcasting banned 477 000 copies of publications with anti-Ukrainian content for 97 times. In addition, 27 administrative and economic reports were made on the distribution of publishing products violations. As a result, the fine was $55 200.

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