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MOSCOW, March 22 (Itar-Tass) — Russia’s public television can be of any trend, but the main thing about it is that it must be “honest and favorite,” Duma’s vice-speaker Lyudmila Shvetsova said on Thursday after parliamentary hearings on the creation of public television in Russia.
“Public television must include everything that ennobles instead of humiliating people, adds to their dignity, intellect, spirituality, culture, tolerance to other ethnicities and religions; develops a taste for history, traditions; teaches to love the Fatherland,” Shvetsova believes.
According to the vice-speaker of the lower house of parliament, television is making progress nowadays, but it still has a lot of drawbacks that “rob and disfigure the nation, public consciousness instead of enriching people”.
Shvetsova expressed confidence that “television as a social institution will be fully in keeping with its high mission when the Human Being will be in focus again”.
“There is no hero on the screen nowadays that one could fall in love with, one would want to resemble,” she added. She believes Gosha from Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears must return to the society, as he not only has skilful hands but is a person to rely on, a moral authority for broad layers of the society – up to academicians”.
She also believes that the state must assume the financial burden to upkeep public television without demanding in return seats in the Supervisory Council, political loyalty or other substantial privileges, as this project is a new demand of the present day civil society”.
Shvetsova emphasized that “by creating a good new TV channel, the state as the main shareholder of main federal channels must influence their contents, as it is impossible to create in the atmosphere of fear, blood and dissoluteness”.