James Bond

C’mon communists, chill out and enjoy the film!!

Russia communists say Ukraine Bond girl a traitor
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia ñ First it was Indiana Jones. Now it’s James Bond’s latest lady friend.
The Communist Party in St. Petersburg says Olga Kurylenko, the Ukrainian-born model who plays a Bolivian agent in the latest Bond film, “Quantum of Solace,” has betrayed her roots.
“In the name of all communists we appeal to you, prodigal daughter of poor Ukraine and deserter of Slavic world,” the party said in an open letter dated Oct. 21 and posted on their Web site Friday.
The Soviet Union “gave you free education, free medical care but nobody knew you would commit an act of intellectual and moral betrayal that you would become a movie kept girl of Bond, who in his movies kills hundreds of Soviet people and citizens of other socialist countries: Cubans, Vietnamese, North Koreans, Chinese and Nicaraguans,” the party said.
Sergei Malenkovich, head of the party’s regional organization, told The Associated Press that latest Bond movie is “an insult for Russians”
“In this movie they wanted to show that a Ukrainian girl sleeps with an American. It’s a part of information and psychological war,” he said.
In fact, Kurylenko does not have sex with Daniel Craig’s Bond ó unlike nearly all other leading ladies in the Bond films ó only exchanging a kiss toward the end of the film. And Bond is actually a British secret agent.
The vitriol from the St. Petersburg communists ó an independent party not formally affiliated with the national Communist party ó is the latest to be directed at a Western film.
The party took great umbrage at “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” which features an evil KGB agent played by Cate Blanchett, saying the film undermined communist ideology and distorted history.