Michael Saakashvilithe: Valentyn Ogirenko / Reuters
Former President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili in his in Facebook described how his grandmother saved Joseph Stalin from the Tsar’s gendarmes. The story he remembered after watching the British Comedy “Death to Stalin”.
“My great-grandmother Tamara told me how he had saved Stalin from the Tsar’s gendarmes drew his hand from the house of her father, a wealthy industrialist, and Stalin for the good of her family retaliated by confiscation of property and destruction of her father and brother,” — said Saakashvili. Commenting, in his words, “super cool movie” British Director Armando’s Iannucci, he also remembered the stories his teacher about Stalin.
“My English teacher, Gela Charkviani, for several years before the death of the leader often visited Stalin with his father, party boss of the Caucasus, and the situation that he described is very similar to that shown in the film,” added the former President of Georgia.
In January, lawyers of the Ministry of culture of Russia asked the head of Department Vladimir Medina not to let in hire a Comedy “Death to Stalin”. According to them, the film found signs of extremism. The film has revoked the rental license. The cinema “pioneer” on 25 January, although it showed the British Comedy. The next day in the theater came the police and made the Protocol on violation of legislation.
In the book Saakashvili’s wife Sandra Roelofs “Confessions of idealists” explains that both his great-grandfather Mikhail Saakashvili’s mother was arrested in 1937, but released. This is due to the fact that one of them industrialist, to the October revolution financed the activities of Stalin and great-grandmother hid him from the police.
Video, photo All from Russia.