In the capital of Altai region Barnaul on October 18 held a street protest against the popular TV series “Teacher”, “Olga” and “Treason”, broadcast by the TNT channel. According to the organizers, products this channel is an example of activities aimed at undermining the national security of Russia, and referred to TV shows are corrupting the youth and substitute basis of cultural values, reports the news Agency “Amitel”.
However, the authorities permitted a protest rally near the cinema “Mir” was very small – it was attended by only seven people. It was organized by regional branch of the “Party Great Fatherland” (PVO) headed by Nikolai Starikov, co-Chairman of the Pro-Kremlin public movement “Intimidad”against the “fifth column” in Russia.
Protesters held in hand posters with inscriptions: “TV Series TNT: someone’s sick imagination”, “we Demand to ban the screening of the TV series TNT in the daytime and night time”, etc. the Protesters demanded the withdrawal of TNT from the list of free channels. In addition they believe that the marking of serial products of TNT need to be raised to 18+, and all the series to appear exclusively at night. Their demands to the organizers of the picket sent to the Ministry of education of the Russian Federation, and 24 deputies of the state Duma.
“The action was authorized, the protesters spoke out against the broadcast of vulgar, in their view, TV series on TNT,” – said the Agency FlashSiberia in the city of Barnaul. The protesters also offered to conduct psychological-pedagogical expertise “samples of the products of TNT”.
“We are concerned that on the territory of Russia conducted such systematic efforts to undermine national security by information and psychological influence on the person, – told reporters the representative of the defense Tatiana Soboleva. – TNT obviously promotes vulgarity, brutality, violence, disrespect for parents and teachers. From all of this degrades not only the youth but the entire adult population.”
According to her, the aim of the campaign is to urge the leadership of TNT to limit the degree of “vulgarity” in such series as “the Teacher” and “Olga”, which shows disrespect for the basic values and undermines morality. “In Soviet times, was broadcast on family values, respect for elders, reminded Sobolev. Now we impose false values. We Russian people – we do not live, as in the series “Olga”.
Similar action against TV series TNT has passed in Barnaul in 2015. And last fall one of the municipal deputies of the capital were asked Roskomnadzor to check broadcast on TNT TV series “Interns” for violation of the law banning the promotion of homosexuality.