The actions of the opponents of the screening of the film by Alexei Uchitel “Matilda” acquire the traits of extremism. This statement was made by press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov. His words according to the portal LIFE.
“Attempts to exert pressure on cinemas — this is totally unacceptable and is a danger as any manifestations of extremism, and subject to persecution by law enforcement bodies”, — said in the Kremlin.
Sands rejected the involvement of the Deputy of the state Duma of Natalia Polonskaya to the scandal around the picture. Unknown repeatedly threatened to Alexey Uchitel and his lawyer Konstantin Dobrynin. In addition, representatives of the Orthodox community promised to burn cinemas that will show “Matilda”. Unknown burned the car Dobrynin, a lawyer hired guards for himself and his family.
On the morning of 4 September in Yekaterinburg, the man who was driving the car, rammed the cinema “Space”, and then set fire to the car. The fire spread to the building, the fire was quickly put out. According to journalists, the car contained three gas canisters and a barrel of “uncertain fluid”. The driver was a 39-year-old resident of the city of Irbit, Sverdlovsk region Denis Murashov. It consists on the account in psychiatric hospital and from July 2015 is wanted. Mayor of Ekaterinburg Evgeny Roizman called the incident a terrorist attack.
Natalia Poklonskaya has repeatedly opposed the screening of “Matilda”, which is about the relationship of Nicholas II and the ballerina Mathilde Kshesinskaia. The MP called the film “ahistorical fake.” Poklonskaya said that the film-makers have set a goal to “discredit the last Russian Emperor”. The MP appealed to various authorities with requests to verify the content of the film. In addition, in may 2017 at the request Polonskaya in the Studio “Rock” in St. Petersburg, engaged in the production of the film, after a tax audit. Director Alexei Uchitel has called the actions of the Deputy “stupidity and insanity”. The premiere of the film will be released on October 25.