The head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov has expressed full support to the leader of “Night wolves” Alexander Zaldostanov “Surgeon” strongly opposed statements by the head of the “Satyricon” Konstantin Raikin about censorship. Moreover, Kadyrov said he did not understand how it is possible in this situation to demand an apology from Zaldostanov. Meanwhile, earlier, the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov expressed the hope that the biker will apologize to Raikin.
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In his Instagram the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov said that he fully supports the discussion about the statements of Konstantin Raikin’s “a true patriot of Russia, the friend and BROTHER of Alexander Zaldostanov”. Thus Kadyrov repeated quite sharp and offensive phrase from the statement Zaldostanov: “Under the guise of freedom Raikin want to turn our country into the gutter, where sewage would flow”.
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Kadyrov also said that Zaldostanov expressed his opinion honestly and openly and therefore, he does not understand, “how can you demand from Zaldostanov apology for the opinion that is close to millions of Russians.”
After the head of Chechnya called artists “caste”, which “considers himself entitled to insult the religious feelings of tens of millions of Orthodox Christians and Muslims.”
Remembering that the religious community demanded to ban the play “Jesus Christ superstar”, he explained that Christ, as a prophet, revered by Muslims, therefore putting on it performance to a distorted reality, is an insult to both Christians and musulmanam.
“I state with full responsibility that neither the authorities nor society have the right to remain silent, when on the stage of the theatre “All shades of blue” (performance of theatre of Raikin “Satyricon” – ed.), Temple run bare girls hanging in the Museum naked pictures of boys and girls… Alexander is very clearly gave the current assessment. It’s all healthy Russian society!” – said Kadyrov.
Note that in his statement, Kadyrov had an argument with the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov. First, Peskov said Raikin and his statement, and then, commenting on the attack of the Surgeon, said Zaldostanov “just beguiled the devil” and expressed hope that he will apologize.
Zaldostanov was not long to wait, saying that he respects Raikin as a Director, but his words not going to give up.
While Raikin was supported by the author of “Helena” and “Leviafan” Director Andrey Zvyagintsev and artistic Director of the Bolshoi drama theatre in St.-Petersburg Andrey Moguchy.
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