The London Times reports "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" opened on a record 808 screens in Russia. But the Saint Petersburg communists say in an open letter to star Harrison Ford: "Your work in this film is an insult to the Soviet and Russian people... You have no future in Russia any more. Speaking plainly, it is better for you not to come here. You will be beaten and despised."
The Party's Central Committee says the film is an attempt to slander Soviet communists and poison young people against them. One blogger on the party's Web site said Ford and co-star Cate Blanchett are "second-rate actors serving as the running dogs of the CIA."