The Kremlin promised “rigidly to react” to threats to the Director of “Matilda”
In the Kremlin consider unacceptable actions of the organization “the Christian state of Holy Russia”, the attacks against the film “Matilda” by Alexei Uchitel.
Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov called the illegal actions of anonymous extremists, attacks which have been the Director of the film “Matilda” by Alexei Uchitel.
According to the representative of the Kremlin, the Teacher is under attack unregistered in the Ministry of justice of the organization, which calls itself “the Christian state of Holy Russia”.
That is, in fact, we are talking about the threats from the anonymous extremists, about which said in his address to the President. Of course, such actions are absolutely unacceptable.Dmitry Peskov, Press Secretary of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin (quoted by “Interfax”)
Peskov said that in such situations, you need a “mutual responsibility”: cultural workers must “clearly explain the lack in their intentions to offend someone’s feelings and the other side should avoid any attempt to exert pressure on the culture, media”. Press Secretary of the head of state reminded that in his message to the Federal Assembly, Vladimir Putin called unacceptable response, “which results in vandalism and violation of the laws.” “The President said that such manifestations of the state will react harshly,” — said Peskov.
The President also said that nobody can prevent to think freely and openly Express their position, said the representative of the Kremlin.
Earlier Wednesday, 8 February, it became known that the Director Alexey Uchitel sent two letters to the General Prosecutor of Russia Yuri Chaika with complaints of the Deputy of the state Duma Natalia Polonskaya and organization of the “Christian state Holy Russia.” He asked to “protect the team of the film, the employees of organizations rolling from further threats, other unlawful actions of individuals with extremist tendencies”, and “publicly disseminated slanderous fabrications Poklonskaya”.
The organization of the “Christian state Holy Russia” at the end of January sent to the cinemas of the letter with an appeal not to allow the screening of the film Teachers, reported “Interfax”. In it, activists said that banners, posters and flyers with information about the movie “will be considered as your desire to humiliate the saints of the Church and a provocation to the “Russian Maidan.” The Chairman of the Duma Committee for security and combating corruption Natalia Poklonskaya twice appealed to the Prosecutor General with a request to check the film Teachers. On 30 January she was asked to check the script and the financing of “Matilda”.
The film by Alexei Uchitel “Matilda” is scheduled in October 2017. The plot is based on a novel not yet ascended the throne of Nicholas II with the ballet dancer Mathilde Kschessinska.