Russian Communists move to ban Indiana Jones

Members of Russia's Communist party are outraged about the group's portrayal in new movie 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' - and are calling for the film to be banned in the country.

The action blockbuster sees Cate Blanchett play the leader of a Russian communist organisation running amok in the US in 1957 - and the picture has angered members of Russia's present day Communist party, who insist the movie provides an inaccurate portrayal of the political party in the 1950s.

Members of the party have spoken out against the film - insisting it will give young people a warped view of history - and called for the movie to be banned to prevent "ideological sabotage".

Communist party chief Sergei Malinkovich says: "Our movie-goers are teenagers who are completely unaware of what happened in 1957.

"They will go to the cinema and will be sure that in 1957 we made trouble for the United States and almost started a nuclear war. It's rubbish.

"In 1957 the Communist party did not run with crystal skulls throughout the US. Why should we agree to that sort of lie and let the West trick our youth?"

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