Medina rejected the political background of the case Serebrennikov


Sergey Pyatakov / RIA Novosti

The Minister of culture of Russia Vladimir Medinsky in an interview to the newspaper Le Figaro said that the arrest of film Director Kirill Serebrennikov is not associated with politics.

He pointed out that the Director was arrested because of the issues in public expenditure headed by the “Gogol-center”.

Commenting on the film by Alexei Uchitel “Matilda”, Medinsky said that the film will soon be shown in theaters. “From the point of view of the law there is no violation that can justify a ban of the picture,” — said the Minister of culture. He also condemned the “hysterical, deployed around the movie does not insult the memory of the king