The Chairman of the Duma Committee on culture, film Director Stanislav Govorukhin said that in Russia there is no censorship by the state. He told this in an interview Ura.ru.
Asked about the controversy surrounding the censorship of art that arose earlier between Konstantin Raikin and the head of the motorcycle club “Night Wolves” Alexander zaldostanov, known as “the Surgeon”, Govorukhin expressed confidence that the state does not interfere in the culture. All the discussions around this question he called “stupid”, “stupid” and “fake”.
“You know, Russia is the only country where you can say anything,” — said Govorukhin. Answering the question of whether he personally feels the pressure, which in recent months have so much to say, the filmmaker said: “they Say idiots or crooks! Because in fact nothing of the kind. We have written in the Constitution that any censorship is forbidden”.
Thus, in his view, public procurement in the culture — the phenomenon absolutely normal. “If the state sponsors it, of course, can arrange picture,” says the Director.
The artistic Director of Satirikon theatre Konstantin Raikin in his speech at the Congress of the Union of theatrical figures of the Russian Federation on 24 October accused authorities in control of the cultural sphere. His speech impressed theater critics the impression that they later chose Raikin’s person of the year. Read more>>