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Russia must not know of homosexuality, and drugs in the film ‘Rocketman’

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In the Russian version of Rocketman, the film about the British singer Elton John, are several scenes deleted in which homosexuality and drugs were covered. That report Russian media on Friday.

The staatsomroep has confirmed that some scenes from the film deleted to comply with legislation. The Russian ministry of Culture denies, however, their involvement in the censorship.

Rocketman would be next week in the Russian halls appear. The filmbiografie tells in fragrances and colors how to the shy Reginald Dwight changed – quite literally, in fact, he had his name change – to the flamboyant (glamrock-)pop musician Elton John. His alleged drug and sex addiction during the eighties, forms one of the cornerstones in the filming.

Director of service was Dexter Fletcher, who, after Bohemian Rhapsody – about Queen frontman Freddy Mercury – his craft heruitvindt in the representation of rock stars. The 72-year-old Elton John worked themselves to Rocketman, but it was Taron Egerton (The Kingsman, Robin Hood) that end up in the skin crept from the young Elton. It is striking that Egerton – unlike Rami Malek in Bohemian Rhapsody – just take everything inzong.


In Russia it is forbidden to “non-traditional sexual relationships,” or drugs to approve. According to the world’s largest independent peilingbureau in Russia has only three percent of Russians have a positive image of homosexuals.

Quite ironic if you know that Elton John in 1979 – at the time of the Cold War – as one of the first Europeans in the former Soviet Union, went on tour. Elton John’s A Single Man , 1978, if, in addition, as the first western pop album released in the USSR.