Members of the movement “forty times Forty” staged a protest in front of the Moscow cinema “October” on Novy Arbat, where a premiere of a film by Alexei Uchitel “Matilda”, the TV channel “360”.
One part of Orthodox activists stands in solitary pickets near the building, the other goes with the hymns — their they plan to read throughout the movie. Earlier, the protesters pelted the red carpet in front of cinema silver coins with the inscription “Judah joy”. They argue that no provocation not going to hold.
Police detained several opponents of the film. There were several members of the movement, “king’s cross”, including their leader Alexander Porozhnyakova. Community organization “Vkontakte” it is noted that them without explanation and taken to the police station “Arbat”.
For guests ‘ safety, the police cordoned off adjacent to the theater area. Before showing all the rooms you checked the handlers. Order in the building provide 60 people, among them police, FSO and staff of chop.
23 Oct premiere of the film took place in the Mariinsky theatre in St. Petersburg. As reported “Rosbalt”, shortly before the events near the building of the gathered protesters. About 20 people, mostly elderly women, stood with posters “Matilda call the Russian world”, the icons and pictures of Nicholas II, sang hymns and “God save the Tsar”.
Long before the appearance of the film on the screens it caused intense criticism from Orthodox activists. On their side stood the Deputy of the state Duma Natalia Poklonskaya, who demanded to ban the film and recognize it as an extremist. She has written over 40 appeals to the Prosecutor General with the requirement to check the tape for violations of the law. Nothing illegal in the film was found.
The plot of “Matilda” the Teacher is built around the novel of the future Emperor Nicholas II and the ballerina Mathilde Kshesinskaia. In the picture there are sex scenes of the crown Prince with a dancer, so part of the believers believes that in this way the film offends their feelings.