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Moscow Bans Halloween

by | 31st, October 2007

IN Russia, Halloween has been banned:

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Moscow schools have been ordered to ban students from celebrating the cult of the dead, better known as Halloween, despite the widespread popularity of the imported festival to Russia.

Halloween is being forced underground because it “includes religious elements, the cult of death, the mockery of death,” a spokesman for the city’s education department Alexander Gavrilov said on Wednesday.

“It’s not an attempt to block the celebration of this holiday completely, just in schools and colleges,” he added.

It’s cultural imperalism. Next the Russians will be selling coookies, singing in glee clubs and drinking lo-cal paint stripper….

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