Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee for security and combating corruption Natalia Poklonskaya sent a request to the Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika with a request to conduct a re-examination of the legality of spending of budgetary funds allocated by the cinema Fund the creation of the film by Alexei Uchitel “Matilda”. On Monday, 30 January, reports TASS.
The document is available to the Agency. “Dear Mr Chaika [the Seagull], please arrange a thorough check in terms of study approved shooting script of the film “Matilda”, and also to check the legality of spending of budgetary funds allocated by the cinema Fund for the creation of this film”, — is spoken in inquiry of the Deputy.
According to the MP, the script of the film should check out an expert Commission from among professional historians and representatives of the Church (Orthodox theologians). “Russia is represented in the film as a country of gallows, drunkenness and fornication. It is impossible to prevent the mass rolling out the film, which is ahistorical conscious forgery, designed to discredit, insult and slander over some of the most venerated Saints of our Church — the Tsar Martyr Nicholas II and members of His Family,” said Poklonski.
Earlier, Poklonskaya was asked Chaika to check the picture for signs of insult of religious feelings and inciting racial and ethnic hatred. The Prosecutor’s office checked out a promotional video posted on the Internet, however, the violations in these materials was found.
The buzz around the upcoming film raised a social movement, “king’s cross”, suspecting the authors of the tape in the anti-Russian and anti-religious provocations. The Public Council under the Ministry of culture of Russia has received 20 thousand signatures under the demand to ban the film Teacher.
The premiere of the film “Matilda” is scheduled for October 2017. The film tells about the relationship of the last Russian Emperor Nicholas II and the ballerina Matilda Kshesinskaya.