The artist he called the situation surrounding the cartoons Poklonskaya stupid
PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY, 18 Jul — RIA Novosti. Artist Denis Lopatin, who is the author of the controversial cartoons on state Duma Deputy Natalia Polonskaya and the last Russian Emperor II, called stupid situation around the poster.
Informed regional investigatory management SK the Russian Federation has informed that to law enforcement agencies of Kamchatka there were several allegations of insulting the feelings of believers at the exhibition Lopatin in October last year, where he presented a caricature. However, the investigators of Kamchatka by results of examination has refused to open a criminal case against a local artist. He later he told the correspondent of Agency “KAMCHATKA-INFORM”, that forced to emigrate to France because of the threat of criminal prosecution in Russia.
In turn, Natalia Poklonskaya RIA Novosti that he considers the artist’s departure abroad escape and attempt to portray the victim as the author’s actions fall under article of the Criminal Code on insulting the feelings of believers.
“The situation is stupid, offended those who poster I showed. If the activists did not cry on the entire Internet, the picture would have seen 20 people and would forget the next morning. I have a lot of these offensive cartoons, but they did not notice,” — said RIA Novosti Lopatin.
He confirmed that indeed now is in France and is afraid to return to Russia because of possible criminal prosecution. The artist has already started preparing immigration documents.