Saturday, May 24, 2008
You will be beaten and despised
Leaders of the Communist Party of St. Petersburg have accused the actors Harrison Ford and Cate Blanchett of being "capitalist puppets" and promoting crude, anti-Soviet propaganda in their new film, "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull."
The Communist Party’s ideology committee in Russia’s second largest city saw red over the plot. In an open letter, it declared: “Your work in this film is an insult to the Soviet and Russian people, who remember the difficult Fifties when our country was concluding its reconstruction after the Great War, but did not send merciless terrorists to the USA.”
The letter said Russians are fond of many of Ford's other roles, but not this time.
“You have no future in Russia any more. Speaking plainly, it is better for you not to come here. You will be beaten and despised.”
link to article at FoxNews