Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov has responded to the scandal involving the art Director of theatre “Satyricon” Konstantin Raikin, who has previously spoken out against censorship and attacks on the culture. The Kremlin acted in support of the Director and invited the leader of “Night wolves” to apologize to him.
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Raikin has tremendous talent, which are all treated with deep respect, Peskov said Thursday. “And I think that just bitch slapped this boy who insulted him. I hope he will apologize” – quoted the press Secretary of the head of the state RIA Novosti.
Simultaneously, Sands invited Raikin to give specific examples of when he has something you tried to impose or deny. He also noted that the debate around the concept of “censorship” can be very long.
We will remind, some days ago Raikin in the Congress of the Union of theatrical figures of Russia made a devastating speech. In particular, he accused the authorities of “ideological terror” and the attempt to impose censorship of the Stalinist repression.
Hard attack Director has caused a real split in society. For example, colleagues, including Igor Zvyagintsev and artistic Director of the Bolshoi drama theatre in St.-Petersburg Andrey Moguchy fully supported Raikin.
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In turn, the leader of biker club “Night wolves” Alexander Zaldostanov compared the Director with the “devil” who is trying to turn the country “into the gutter.
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Also in social networks noted that the sharp Raikin’s statement came shortly after his complaints that his “Satyricon” may be closed due to lack of funding. In turn, the Ministry of culture reported that only this year the theatre received a budget of 235 million rubles.
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