Russian Communist Party Wants to Ban HBO’s ‘Chernobyl,’ Seeks Lawsuit Against Creator

Published on Jun 14, 2019

The Russian political party, and successor to the ruling party of the Soviet Union, formally named The Communists of Russia has issued a statement pushing for a television ban on HBO’s acclaimed limited series “Chernobyl” (via The Wrap). The group is urging Roskomnadzor, Russia’s TV regulator, not to air the series because it is an “ideological tool” that’s being used to “demonize” the Soviet government. The five-episode “Chernobyl” made its U.S. debut May 6 and aired its series finale June 3. The Communist party calls the series “disgusting.”

“In the ‘Chernobyl’ series, genuine tragedy became the object of ideological manipulation on the part of HBO,” Communists of Russia party member Sergey Malinkovich said. “The TV series about the dramatic events of April 1986 is an ideological tool designed to defame and demonize the image of the Soviet government and Soviet people.”

The statement continues, “Although the chronology of the

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Author: Zack Sharf