The head of the Public Council of the Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation Yuri Polyakov told RBC that he and his colleagues will require the transfer of the Russian premiere of the Comedy “Death of Stalin” directed by Armando’s Ianucci.
Frame from the movie.
The position of the Council said one of its members, known for his controversial proposals, Pavel Pozhigailo. According to him, to postpone the release of the tapes is offered in the summer to avoid the occasion of February 2, the anniversary of the battle of Stalingrad. In addition, said Pozhigailo, undesirable screening of “Stalin’s Death” and before the presidential election.
Recall that the plot of the Comedy is devoted to the struggle in the party elite of the USSR immediately after Stalin’s death in 1953.
“In the tape are contaminated by our historic symbols — the Soviet anthem, medals, complained, Podrigalo. — Marshal Zhukov is depicted as a jerk. In addition, in the film there are scenes of extreme violence. This is contrary to the rules of issuance of films with a distribution certificate”.
Earlier the Ministry of culture issued a “Death of Stalin” rental license: it listed a release date of January 25 on this day the show had planned a cinema, although there were in Russia and refused him: for this step a number of halls in Yekaterinburg, low evaluate the artistic merits of the tape and its historical accuracy.
Recall that Pozhigailo known, in particular, ideas to ban the Russian schools teaching English and to introduce a mandatory choir lessons. He was a Deputy of the state Duma, Deputy Minister of culture, and now is the Executive Director of the Russian choral society.