Well, a lot of you guys might be wondering, what’s going on, as not only RussianPornIndex is going slow, but hardly any new scenes with Russian porn talent are released these days. First of all, RussianPornIndex wasn’t updated recently because I had a few health probs, I was on holiday and I’m a lazy bastard 😉 Sorry for that, gonna do an update right after writing this blog post.
The question about new porn material from Russia leads me to some unpleasant news. As some of you might have already heard, a new law was voted and became effective on August 29, 2012 in Russia, finally making porn 100% illegal, while it always was in some kind of “grey area” before. Now you can get up to 6 years in jail for producing or distributing porn in Russia. This means the porn production has pretty much stopped completely, even in the Russian porn capital St. Petersburg. All larger producers supplying our well known websites with new content are out of business for now and most international producers have – at least temporarily – left the country.
So, unfortunately all we can do now is sit and wait what happens, how strict the new law is actually enforced. I guess we all have to understand that the producers, who are usually normal people with family, don’t wish to face the risk of going to jail for 6 years, just for producing some smut. So, thanks to Mr. Putin and some lame ass politicians who think it’s cool to ban porn for a few votes and support from conservative forces.
Hopefully people will find workarounds, maybe start shooting in Estonia or Finland, which are EU countries and both not far away from St. Petersburg, so good places to shoot. However, prices for content are currently very low due to the crisis in the porn scene, thanks to freeloaders and companies who profit from copyright theft (file lockers like Oron, Uploaded, and so on). So I have my doubts that it’s possible to cover up costs to get the girls EU Visa and cover up travel expenses with the current prices paid in this industry.
So, let’s keep our fingers crossed my friends that Russian porn will get the chance to rise again from the ashes 😉 I’ll try to keep you updated right at this place.