How very, very, Russian

Russia has banned the widely popular Durex condoms over a bureaucratic issue regarding the products’ registration, according to the country’s health authorities.

“They [Durex condoms] are not registered in the proper manner,” said Mikhail Murashko, the head of the federal healthcare watchdog, according to Russian news agencies. “The company must observe the law.”

7 thoughts on “How very, very, Russian”

  1. Thinking of another recent post, this presumably means the birth rate in Russia will drop.

  2. So Much For Subtlety

    Putin has complained about the dropping Russian birthrate. Perhaps he thinks this will raise it?

    Although as BiG points out, it probably won’t.

  3. What’s Russian about it?

    It’s exactly the sort of thing the EU would do.

    Except the EU is a bit more nuanced about the “fee” – it’s normally done by coporate lobbying agents and PR people.

    Nothing so vulgar as what the Italians would call una bustarella.

  4. So Much For Subtlety

    Andrew Duffin – “What’s Russian about it? It’s exactly the sort of thing the EU would do”

    Saruman visiting the Shire. Brussels is just a pale imitation of the moral corruption, industrial pollution and slave farms further to the East.

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