Russian President Vladimir Putin held the Council for Culture and Art meeting at Constantine Palace in Saint Petersburg on Saturday. Among other topics, Vladimir Putin commented swearing and the way to tackle it, saying that prohibition in this respect would not be effective. «This (swearing) is a part of our culture, of our common culture, that's why we need to be careful about it. But what I... Еще agree with is that if it's impossible to stop it, it’s necessary to lead it and then direct it in the right direction,» stressed the Russian leader. Putin also stressed that the living condiions of both young musicians and those who have proven themselves need to be improved.