How far can you go?

“I cannot imagine being given permission for htis a year ago,” said Vadim Korovin, [The Assassination of Russia]’s distributor, who said he had obtained permission from the Ministry of Culture to show the film in a number of art house theatres in Moscow. “It is a result of the political tubulence – the bureaucracy is paralysed,” Mr Korovin said. “They feel if they prohibit this, they will contribute even more to the public anger.”
Moscow protests to resume amid signs of political thaw
Charles Clover, Financial Times
Sat 4 Feb

The state wields its weapons, but always has to be sure it the baton doesn’t swing all the way round and hit them in the head…

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