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Russian lawmaker proposes local version of House of Cards

Russian lawmaker proposes local version of House of Cards
Scene from House of Cards (Image: House of Cards / Facebook)

3 June 2016

A lawmaker from the legislative assembly of Russia’s Leningrad region, Vladimir Petrov, has proposed a Russian version of hit US TV show House of Cards.

Mr Petrov approached the Ministry of Culture and Federal Cinema Agency to suggest the creation of the local series, which would focus on the everyday life of Russian officials.

According to Russian news agency RIA Novosti, Mr Petrov came up with the idea as he was watching House of Cards. In contrast to the US show, however, in which the protagonist’s path to the presidency is fraught with scandal and even murder, the Russian series should portray officials in a positive light, according to Mr Petrov. He added that the public image of Russian lawmakers must be improved, such that they become a “national hero”.

“Perhaps it would make sense to make some ‘commoner’ the main character and let him pass all the way from the municipal council to the State Duma,” Mr Petrov wrote, RIA Novosti reported.

Source: The Moscow Times