Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Swearing could cost you $50
If you lived in parts of Russia it would, anyway. Officials have enacted a law that calls for instant fines of $50 for public swearing.
Regional officials near Belgorod, on Russia's border with Ukraine, introduced a ban on swearing in public in the summer as part of a cleaner-living program for their young folk.
The total collected in two months up to mid-September came to more than 510,000 roubles ($17,400), regional official Pavel Bespalenko was quoted as saying.