The culture Ministry refused claims to the cinema for “the death of Stalin»


The frame: the film “the Death of Stalin»

The Ministry of culture withdrew from the world court of administrative action against the cinema “pioneer” in connection with the screening of the film “Death of Stalin”. On Wednesday, February 14, said “the” lawyer Yuly tai.

“Claims withdrawn due to the fact that no administrative offence. The reasons for a decision not known to me. Perhaps it is due to the fact that on February 13, during the meeting in another administrative case — the screening of the film “Stalin Sofa” — the Ministry of culture heard our arguments”, — he explained.

According to him, the essence of the defence consists in the fact that the theater was not notified about revoking the license of the film “Death of Stalin”, and the Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky in an interview said that he sees no reason for this.

“With regard to decisions on the imposition of the cinema “pioneer” of the penalty in 80 thousand roubles in connection with the screening of the film “Stalin Sofa” that we have not yet received the reasoning of the decision. As soon as it is received and studied, a decision will be made about its appeal”, — said the lawyer.

“Sofa Stalin” with Gerard Depardieu, has not yet received permission from the Ministry of culture, showed in the cinema once in the framework of the international festival “Finally in the movies.” By law, the screening of the film at the festival does not require a distribution certificate.

January 25 in the “Pioneer”, despite the ban by the Ministry showed another film about Stalin — the British Comedy “Death to Stalin”. At our first session had a lot of seniors who called the picture a true and praised the filmmakers. After several shows in the “pioneer” the police came, and the staff of the Ministry of culture drew up a Protocol on violation.

On 23 January it became known that lawyers of the Ministry of culture of Russia called the head of Department Vladimir Medinsky not let a rental “Death of Stalin”. In the tape found signs of extremism. On the same day the film was withdrawn already granted a distribution certificate.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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