Intellectuals began to Wake up after the heroic speech of Konstantin Raikin for STD. At first the artist was supported by the Director, Andrey Zvyagintsev, then the artistic Director of BDT Andrey Moguchy, now joined by Lyudmila Ulitskaya, Andrei Makarevich, lia Akhidzhakova, Harry Bardin, Henrietta Yanovskaya, Kama Ginkas… they All signed a letter of solidarity with the speech Raikin.
photo: Natalia Muslinkina
– Today’s dramatically changing social situation: lawlessness multiplies, affecting an increasing number of citizens, says the human rights activist Lev Ponomarev – But the citizens do not suffer the as slaves, and begin to resist, especially when lawlessness affects them personally. So what happened to Konstantin Raikin, though, like, he lives happily. Constantine has strongly criticized the government, which wears on the culture of the “handcuffs of censorship”. When I began to collect signatures in protection of speech Raikin, thought I would respond just artists, and already signed by doctors, teachers, librarians… it Turns out that many people are tired of this obscurantism. People ceased to fear him.
We published a letter of solidarity with the speech of Konstantin Raikin, which may be signed by any person on the website of the Congress of intellectuals.
“October 24, 2016 artistic Director of the theatre “Satyricon”, Deputy Chairman of the Commission on culture of Public chamber Konstantin Raikin spoke at the Congress of the Union of theatrical figures of a principled and sincere speech, urging his colleagues to show solidarity in protecting the rights of artists on the free, uncensored creativity. Video of the speech Konstantin Raikin became widespread, her watch and told to stand in solidarity with thousands of people.
As examples of censorship restrictions Konstantin Raikin pointed out that just occurred in Omsk the ban of the play “Jesus Christ superstar” at the request of the group of Orthodox believers, in the persecution of the Ministry of culture to the Director of the Novosibirsk Opera and ballet theatre Boris Mezdrich and directed by Timothy of kulyabina for discovered in the Opera of “Tannhauser” Novosibirsk Metropolitan group of believers and insulting their religious feelings, pouring the urine of photographs in the exhibition of Sturgess “Without embarrassment” in the Moscow center of photography behalf of the Lumiere brothers (at the request of the public organization “Officers of Russia” the exhibition was closed), the attempted dismissal of the artistic Director of the Perm academic theatre-Theatre, Boris Milgram.
We will add that in the same series is relatively recent attack by a group of Orthodox activists to the exhibition in the Moscow Manege works of internationally recognized sculptor Vadim Sidur (two of his prints were destroyed, two damaged); the destruction of the Cossacks “” the magnificent stucco sculptural decoration in the form of the head of Mephistopheles (possibly portrait of Chaliapin in this role) on the front of the building of the modern age in Saint Petersburg, facing the front of the Church; an attempt to disrupt the performance of Konstantin Raikin group of Orthodox activists and many other events in the same spirit.
Our unanimous desire to inform all interested parties that we agree with what was expressed by Konstantin Raikin.
Art and the artist, whatever the field of art is not touched, whether it be theatre, film, literature, poetry, contemporary visual art cannot be sincere, if the government and some civic organizations arrogate to themselves the exclusive right to be the only judges and advocates “morality,” “patriotism,” “religion” and impose ideological restrictions in the process of artistic creation and the activities of art institutions.
Today there is a need for solidarity and public protection everyone who works in the fields of art, simple truth power and ideological censorship of creativity is incompatible with his nature and therefore unacceptable.”