MOSCOW, November 10 State Duma Deputy Sergey Burlakov (ER) said that the idea of the “Communists of Russia” to ban calling the Brezhnev era “stagnation” is interesting, but to fine for it is too much. interesting and may well exist, but fining for a word is clearly too much,” the deputy said.
According to the parliamentarian, for a long period “the political cliché was not only used in speech, but even appeared in school textbooks.”
“There are more modern and adequate ways of forming the attitude of citizens to a certain historical period – through the media, cinema, works of art. People just need to be given more information about this time, and they will draw their own conclusions,” he added.
Earlier, party chairman Sergei Malinkovich said that the Russian political party “Communists of Russia” sent an appeal to the State Duma with a request to legislate ban the term “stagnation” in relation to the period when the Soviet Union was led by Secretary of the Central Committee of the CPSU Leonid Brezhnev, and fine for the use of such a term by 25 thousand rubles.