Associated with the movie “Matilda” acts of violence cannot come from believers and the Russian Orthodox Church condemns those who allow it. Such statement as transfers RIA Novosti, was made Chairman of the Synodal Department for Church and society and the media of the Moscow Patriarchate, Vladimir Legoyda.
“Not only Orthodox Christians, but any believer will not come to me to Express their disagreement with something in a way dangerous for the life and health of innocent people. Be it cinema or cars in Moscow — it speaks of the spiritual or mental illness,” — said Legoyda.
According to him, “the position of the Orthodox community, people who pray in connection with the release of the movie “Matilda” or direct treatment to those who influence the decision to hire, and acts of demonstrative violence — moral phenomena from different galaxies”. “We have condemned, condemn and will condemn the actions of pseudo-religious radicals, no matter what religion they may have invoked, because such actions are equally alien to the worldview of any believer,” — said Legoyda.
11 Sep lawyer Konstantin Dobrynin, representing the interests of film “Matilda” by Alexei Uchitel, reported the incident at 5:30 GMT. The lawyer applied to post pictures of charred cars, around which scattered leaflets with the phrase “For Matilda to burn.” September 6, Dobrynin said that the heads of more than a hundred cinemas and other organizations associated with the rental of “Matilda” received threats of arson.
On 4 September, the man drove his car movie theater in Yekaterinburg. It became known that he spoke at a rally against the film “Matilda”, calling it “porn”.
In late August, unknown persons threw Molotov cocktails at the building in St. Petersburg, where is the Studio Director of “Rock.”
In “Matilda” tells about the relationship of Nicholas Romanov (the future Emperor Nicholas II) and ballerina Matilda Kshesinskaya. The film was originally planned for 6 October, but was postponed to 23.