In the state Duma responded to the proposal to punish Ephraim for their “betrayal of the Motherland”

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Michael Efremovich: Vitaliy Belousov / RIA Novosti

First Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on culture Vladimir Bortko commented on the proposal to deprive the Russian actor Mikhail Yefremov the title of honored artist of his interview to Ukrainian radio. His words RIA Novosti reported.

Bortko said that Efremov received the title for his talent, not for statements. He stressed that it does not agree with what the actor says. “And not only me, but what is called most of our people is another matter,” — said the Deputy.

He previously Yefremov said that he was “the drum” initiative to take away his title. With a proposal made earlier by a member of the expert Council on development of information society and media of the state Duma Vadim Manukyan. In his opinion, the statements of Ephraim “pull to the betrayal of the Motherland”.

November 1, Yefremov said in an interview with the Kiev radio station “New time” that Russia is “Imperial Wraith,” adding that the country is not the “evil Empire”. In June, Efremov gave an interview to the new Yuri Dude, in which he stated that the transfer of the Crimean bridge Kiev will solve the conflict with Ukraine. In the same interview, the actor lamented the excessive naivety and credulity of the Russians.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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