Come back

2 min

11 Dec. 2023

31619

The boy's word is hated in Ukraine and wants to be banned in russia: what's wrong with the hype series?

Popular
War
Culture
Ukraine

Share:

The boy's word is hated in Ukraine and wants to be banned in russia: what's wrong with the hype series?

The Ministry of Culture has called for people to choose Ukrainian content instead of watching russian movies. At the same time, a real wave of hate has risen in Ukrainian society against the viral series. Find out what's wrong with the series "Slovo patsana" and whether there are alternatives

More interesting and useful news in our Telegram-channel
More interesting and useful news in our Telegram-channel
FOLLOW


The TV series "The boy's word" ("Slovo patsana") about soviet-era criminal gangs has become popular not only in russia but also in Ukraine. Moreover, the main soundtrack of the series took over the Ukrainian charts and topped the ratings of the most popular songs. 

Eventually, this led to outrage and hate online, because when Ukraine is at war, watching russian TV shows that romanticize soviet-era banditry, as Ukrainians state in their comments, is shocking, impudent and irresponsible.


What is wrong with the new russian series and why it is not only hated in Ukraine, but also wants to be banned in russia - we will tell you further in the article.


Why is it dangerous to watch The Boy's Word?


First of all, the series was filmed with the financial support of the russian Internet Development Institute (IRI), which has been producing russian "patriotic content" for years. At the same time, propaganda videos such as "Tears of Donbas" and "Nazi Punishers" and other patriotic films are produced with the support of this organization.


Moreover, IRI's supervisory board includes very well-known personalities who trumpet nazi Ukraine from every russian TV channel, such as Margarita Simonyan and Sergei Kiriyenko.


It should also be noted that the series was not without subtle "jokes" from russia. In particular, in one of the episodes, the infamous "February 24" for Ukraine is seen on the blackboard behind the two teachers, which is hardly an "accident."



Screenshot from the series "The boy's word"


But it is not only Ukrainians who are urged not to watch this series. A large number of government officials and organizations in russia are demanding that the series be banned, despite the fact that it was filmed with budgetary funds. In particular, such demands have been made because the series romanticizes the culture of violence and forms false ideas about the criminal world in the eyes of young people. And teenagers have already begun to follow the example of its characters, endangering themselves and other people.




Visit Ukraine on social media: Telegram | YouTube | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | TikTok




Why do Ukrainians watch The boy's word despite everything?


The series "The boy's word. Blood on the Asphalt" tells the story of criminal Kazan in the late 80s. The plot is based on real events described by journalist Robert Garayev in his book about criminal Kazan. Thus, a considerable number of older people saw their "native neighborhoods" and felt "romantic nostalgia" because a similar situation existed not only in Kazan but also in most industrial regions of Ukraine. 


At the same time, young people who started watching the first episodes were delighted with the "exoticism" and posted a lot of "cult quotes" on social media, because Ukrainian cinema has no alternatives to this series. So, today, russian quotes roam Ukrainian social networks: "boys don't apologize", "remember, you are a boy now, you are on the street, and there are enemies around" and other phrases that are ultimately nothing more than propaganda for violence, crime and romantic aesthetics inherent in the aggressor country.


Thus, despite the obvious inappropriateness of watching russian content during the war and a lot of calls not to do so, both from the Ukrainian authorities and from famous cultural figures, a huge number of people not only watched the series, but also created a certain cult out of it, which cannot but frighten in today's realities.


We remind you! Former Ukrainian MP and traitor to his country, Ilya Kiva, who actively supported russia's war against Ukraine, was shot dead near moscow. Read why he threatened Zelensky, how the former MP was eliminated, and what he has been doing lately in our previous article.


Want to know more? Read the latest news and useful materials about Ukraine and the world in the News section.




You may be interested in:


Visit Ukraine Donation - make a good deed and an important contribution to the Victory of Ukraine;

Visit Ukraine Legal advice - comprehensive legal support on entry to Ukraine;

Visit Ukraine Tours - the largest online database of tours to Ukraine for every taste;

Visit Ukraine Merch - choose patriotic clothing and accessories with worldwide delivery;

Visit Ukraine News - get the latest news and updates in our Telegram channel;

Cooperation - cooperation and advertising integrations with Visit Ukraine and Visit World projects.




© 2018-2023, Visit Ukraine. Use, copying or reprinting of materials on this site is permitted only with a link (hyperlink for online publications) to Visit Ukraine.

All rights reserved.

Recommended articles

2 min

Popular The most influential people of 2023 and why did Zelensky become a dreamer?

The most influential people of 2023 and why did Zelensky become a dreamer?

Politico's 2023 Most Influential People ranking has identified Volodymyr Zelenskyy as a defining figure in the "Dreamers" category. In particular, the publication also recognized the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, Andriy Yermak, as one of the best politicians. Learn more about the most influential people in Europe and who topped the list this year

30 Nov. 2023

More details

2 min

Popular Will there be a curfew in Kyiv on New Year's Eve?

Will there be a curfew in Kyiv on New Year's Eve?

The issue of lifting the curfew in Kyiv during the New Year's Eve celebrations remains relevant. Find out more about whether there will be any restrictions on the movement of citizens on the night of December 31-January 1

09 Dec. 2023

More details

3 min

War How did Ukraine and the US plan the counteroffensive and why did it fail?

How did Ukraine and the US plan the counteroffensive and why did it fail?

The Ukrainian counteroffensive failed to achieve the expected result, despite loud statements and optimistic planning. Find out why expectations were not met, what went wrong, and what it meant for Ukraine

10 Dec. 2023

More details

1 min

Popular Bypassing the blockade: how Ukrzaliznytsia transports trucks to Poland

Bypassing the blockade: how Ukrzaliznytsia transports trucks to Poland

The blockade of Ukraine's borders by Poland continues, but Ukraine has found an alternative solution for truck transportation. Find out how Ukrainian Ukrzaliznytsia sends trucks abroad and then returns them to Ukraine

11 Dec. 2023

More details