Commies See Red Over Indiana Jones Film

St. Petersburg's Communist Party says a big 'nyet' to latest Indy adventure
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 24, 2008 12:52 PM CDT
Commies See Red Over Indiana Jones Film
Young supporters of the Communist party march marking the May Day holiday in St. Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, May 1, 2008.    (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

Indy's new Cold War adventure has infuriated St. Petersburg's Communist Party, the London Times reports. The angry apparatchiks say Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull's depiction of ruthless KGB spies who send terrorists to the US is pure propaganda intended to “slander Soviet Communists” and poison young Russians against  them.

They urged a boycott of the film and issued a warning to Harrison Ford and Cate Blanchett to stay away. “Your work in this film is an insult to the Soviet and Russian people," a statement  from the party's ideology committee says. "You have no future in Russia any more. You will be beaten and despised.” Indiana Jones' fourth adventure opened in Russia Thursday on a record-breaking number of screens. (More Indiana Jones stories.)

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