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    Putin's 2016 Annual Year-End Press Conference (72)
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    Russian President Vladimir Putin commented Friday on attempts to censor culture and art in Russia, stating it was impossible to prohibit anything in the modern world.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier this week, Artistic Director of Moscow's State Theatre of Nations Yevgeny Mironov, speaking at a joint session of the Presidential Council for Culture and Art and the Presidential Council on the Russian language, said that recently there have been concerns among actors about limits on artistic freedom, caused by illegal actions of officials who had banned performances, such as the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar in the Siberian city of Omsk.

    "In general, it is impossible to prohibit anything in the modern world, we will not go this way," Putin said at an annual press conference, asked about attempts at censorship in culture.

    The Russian president instructed to look into this issue.

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