The speaker of St. Petersburg legislative Assembly chose a prayer service with the members of “Matilda”

Vyacheslav Makarov

In the legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg will not be a closed screening of the film “Matilda” directed by Alexei Uchitel, said the speaker Vyacheslav Makarov. His words leads to “Fontanka” on Wednesday, September 13.

“Where is the show? It is better to invite journalists to the prayer. Today we in the house Church began the parliamentary year”, — said the Chairman of the Parliament.

According to him, he can’t appreciate the movie, as I didn’t see it. However, he added that negative attitude to the execution of the Royal family.

According to the portal St. Petersburg deputies before the first autumn session of the plenary meeting called for prayer in the chapel of St. Nicholas in the Mariinsky Palace. It is noted that among them were only members of the faction “United Russia”.

Earlier Wednesday, the Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky called censorship and lawlessness attempts of the opponents of the film “Matilda” directed by Alexei Uchitel to prevent it from showing in theaters. He noted that he does not understand what is guided by the Deputy of the state Duma Natalia Poklonskaya, acting against the film. In his opinion, in the Teacher, there is nothing that would offend the memory of Emperor Nicholas II, or the history of the Russian monarchy.

It became known yesterday that the screening of the film “Matilda” will take place on 26 October in the state Duma simultaneously with the release of the movie was released. Information about this confirmed TASS Chairman of the Duma Committee on culture, film Director Stanislav Govorukhin.

In January in the building of the legislative Assembly of the Northern capital held a prayer service on the successful holding of the legislative season before the spring session.