Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov considered a rhetorical question of TV presenter Vladimir Pozner, whether he faces criminal prosecution for atheism and whether such views in Russia is punishable.
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“No, there is no reaction, — said Peskov. Is this a rhetorical question, and the question of responsibility is not within the prerogative of the Kremlin. This is a question that comes to our judicial system.”
Recall that your question Posner asked in the air “First channel”: remark was a reaction to the sentence blogger Ruslan Sokolovsky, which, in particular, according to the text of the sentence, was convicted of denying the existence of God and Jesus and the prophet Muhammad.
Earlier question Posner commented in the ROC: the Deputy head of the Synodal Department for Church and society and the media Vakhtang Kipshidze said that “some Russian media” shaped Posner “false impression” about the verdict and Sokolowski, who was sentenced to 3.5 years probation, denied the existence of God, humiliating the faithful in this case.
Press Secretary of the Patriarch Alexander Volkov has informed that the replica Posner looks “strange”, and he, the wolves would not like in connection with this change the attitude of the presenter as “the man of profound intellect.”
All addressees of the question, Posner did not yet commented on it just the head of the constitutional court Valery Zorkin.