Roskomnadzor has restricted access to several pages with chords and lyrics of the song “This Shall Pass” by the Pornofilmy group, according to data from the agency’s service for checking restrictions on access to sites.
This was brought to the attention of the Roskomsvoboda project (recognized as a foreign agent in the Russian Federation), which wrote about the blocking of two pages with the text and chords of the work. The Roskomnadzor register says that access to them is limited. It is not specified which government agency made the decision.
However, some other pages with lyrics and chords of the song are available. But the work is not available on the service “Yandex.Music”. Other works from the band’s self-titled album are available.
The song “This Will Pass” is not listed in the Ministry of Justice’s register of extremist materials. But there is another song by the group “Kill Beggars!”, included in the list by court decision in February 2023.
September 8 Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation contributed to the register of foreign agents of the group’s lead singer Vladimir Kotlyarov. The department explained its position by saying that Kotlyarov supported Ukraine and formed anti-Russian views and spoke negatively towards Russians. He also disseminated false information about the decisions of the Russian authorities, the ministry added.