Russia to edit out 'unsuitable' material from children's cartoons

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New legislation has come into effect in Russia requiring cuts to some cartoons broadcast during the daytime.

Scenes with material deemed unsuitable for children - such as characters smoking or drinking - will have to be edited out.

It means changes will have to be made to a number of classic cartoons which were made in the Soviet era but are still popular today.

Maria Grechaninova reports.

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