It looks like Russian president Vladimir Putin wants to handle how the rap industry is run in Russia.
According to Moscow AP, as rap grows among Russian youth, Putin wants cultural leaders to create ways to control it instead of banning it.
According to Putin...
If it is impossible to stop, then we must lead it and direct it.
At a Kremlin meeting with cultural advisers, Putin said that attempts to ban artists from performing will have an adverse effect and wasn't the best decision for the country.
cPutin did say “drug propaganda” is worse than cursing and added this comment...
Rap is based on three pillars: sex, drugs and protest. Drugs is a path to the degradation of the nation.
It looks like if you want to rap or promote rap in Russia you will have to go through Putin.