“In a somewhat ironic, not to say Orwellian, development, ‘Child 44’ has been banned from theaters in the Russian Federation as well as in other successor states to the Soviet Union. The objection seems to be the negative light in which numerous characters are shown.” 
“Child 44” is a newly released movie based on the novel of the same name by Tom Rob Smith. The paradox of the novel – how can there be murder in the “workers’ paradise”? – intrigued me enough that I read the book soon after it was published in 2008. The book was fine, but reviews of the movie suggest it is “not as good as the book.”
Alas, this is always the case: the movie is not as good as the book. The only exception to this rule of thumb is the 1956 movie, Moby Dick, starring Gregory Peck as Captain Ahab. In that one case, the movie was better than the book.
The release of the movie, Child 44, comes at an awkward time because it roughly coincides with Russia’s 70th “Victory Day” celebration. May 9th marks the capitulation of Nazi Germany to the Soviet Union in the part of the Second World War known in the Soviet Union as the Great Patriotic War where the Soviet Union fought against Nazi Germany.  The Russians are kind of emotional about their Victory Day, so the Child 44 movie touched a sore spot with them.
And what about the Elle magazine cover showing a model wearing a dress having the same colors as those of Russia’s symbol of Victory Day? The black and orange dress from Louis Vuitton matches colors of the Georgian Ribbon, a symbol of annual Victory Day celebrations since 2005. This Elle magazine cover (image above) has ignited fury in Ukraine. It is perceived as rubbing Ukraine’s nose in an heroic Russian symbol at a time when Ukraine’s coup d’état government seeks to distance itself from Mother Russia. MPs and activists in Kiev “suspect a Kremlin ploy to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII.” Naturally, Vladimir Putin is being blamed, as he is for most everything. 
Acknowledgement to Anissa Naouai and her program, In The Now (carried by the Russia Today network), for alerting Ersjdamoo to the Child 44 banning and the Elle magazine cover.
Mathematics is about looking for hidden patterns, says Keith Devlin in his book, The Language of Mathematics. “Conspiracy theorists” do likewise, so hopefully Anissa Naouai will forgive my noticing all the vowels in her last name “Naouai”. I have a theory about what that might mean, but will spare the details for now.
Oh what the heck, here goes. According to the revelations of Emanuel Swedenborg, the speech of angels features vowels. The higher angels are the celestial angels; of lesser rank but still far above us are the spiritual angels. The speech of celestial angels has much of the tones of the vowels “u” and “o”. The speech of the spiritual angels has much of the tones of “e” and “i”.  Tallying the vowels in Anissa Naouai’s last name we have 2 celestial (“u” and “o”) and 1 spiritual (“i”). (The vowel “a” apparently does not count in the Swedenborg description of things.) There is a “law of correspondences” – as above, so below. The correspondences of “Naouai” therefore suggest some connection to angels.
Sorry for the digression but I couldn’t just tantalize you with “I have a theory” and then leave you hanging.
Also of note in the search for hidden patterns are news reports about 150 Tons of “Diplomatic Mail” being sent to the U.S. embassy in Kyrgyzstan. How can you get 150 tons of mail? Cargo flown under the “diplomatic pouch” cannot be inspected by the receiving country. The U.S. embassy says it is just “building materials”, but why not merely purchase the “building materials” in Kyrgyzstan? Former Ukrainian Security Service chief Alexander Yakimenko was quoted by Russia’s Vesti.ru news network as saying that the cargos included boxes with 60 million dollars in small bills. This money, it is theorized, will be used to foment a “color revolution” in Kyrgyzstan, part of ongoing encroachments by the West into Russia’s sphere of influence.  
——- Sources ——-
 “Child 44”, by Kurt Jensen. Catholic News Service. http://www.catholicnews.com/data/movies/15mv048.htm
 “Victory Day (9 May)”, Wikipedia, April 25, 2015.
 “Battle dress: Kiev lashes out at Elle mag over ‘Putin’s hand’ in cover photo”. Russia Today, April 22, 2015. http://on.rt.com/n3e3no
 The Teachings of Emanuel Swedenborg, Volume 1. By Emanuel Swedenborg. A & D Publishing (October 16, 2007)
 “US Sends Mysterious 150 Tons of ‘Diplomatic Mail’ to Embassy in Kyrgyzstan”, Sputnik News, April 15, 2015. http://sputniknews.com/world/20150415/1020915385.html
 “Kyrgyz, Russian Media Embrace New U.S. Embassy Conspiracy Theory”, by Joshua Kucera. Eurasianet (The Bug Pit), April 18, 2015. http://www.eurasianet.org/node/73036