Is it not the case that banning something makes it more attractive? Putin is perhaps smart to leave it alone. With the superior themes already endemic in Russian rap I'm not seeing how there is an influence problem that needs fixing. Are Russians actually listening to Western junk music? Do they understand English lyrics? Perhaps they just ogle at the depravity in the videos?Mage said:Please note that if Putin would really care about morailty then he would forbid import of western rap and pop in the first place, that is from where the degradation comes.