The majority of Russians approve of the movie «Matilda», the survey showed

© Photo : provided by the PR Agency «Sarafan» the film MatildaThe majority of Russians approve of the movie «Matilda», the survey showed© Photo : provided by the PR Agency «Sarafan»

The majority of Russians who know about the conflict surrounding the film by Alexei Uchitel «Matilda», and approve the decision of the Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation to allow the release of the film, according to a survey of Fund «Public opinion».

According to the survey, the majority of Russians (69%) had not heard about the conflict surrounding the film. Only 27% aware of the situation, 4% were unable to answer the question. However, 60% of those familiar with the situation, and approve the decision of the Ministry of culture to permit the release of the film. The opposite opinion is shared by 13% of respondents. Undecided 27% of respondents.

The main reasons why Russians approve of the admission of the film for rental, that people should know the history of their country (9%), they should have freedom of choice in the arts (8%) and in art there must be freedom of expression (5%). Opponents of the film say about the insult of feelings of believers, demonstrate the immoral lifestyle, the shame of the personality of Nicholas II. This was stated by less than 5% of respondents.

While more than half (54%) familiar with the conflict surrounding the film of Russians believe that the ban films, theatrical performances, exhibitions unacceptable. The opposite opinion is shared by 35% of the respondents, 12% did not answer this question.

The majority of sociologists of Russians (47%) are going to see the movie «Matilda», 37% — do not plan, while 16% were undecided.

Pollsters interviewed 1.5 thousand people from 104 localities in Russia. Information on the statistical error are given.

Film Teachers «Matilda» about the fate of the ballerina Matilda Kschessinska, and fell in love with future Emperor Nicholas II. Starring Mikhalina Olshansky from Poland, Nicholas II — German actor Lars Eidinger. The premiere will be held on 6 October at the Mariinsky theatre of St. Petersburg, and in wide release picture due out October 25. Director Alexei Uchitel has repeatedly stated that he was surprised about the hype around his film, which still no one even saw.

Earlier, representatives of the public movement «the Royal cross» called «Matilda» «anti-Russian and anti-religious provocation», and the Deputy of the state Duma Natalia Poklonskaya has asked the Prosecutor General to check the picture. According to her, experts and scholars made a comprehensive examination of the materials of the film, which showed that «Matilda» image doesn’t match the image of the Russian Orthodox Church canonized the Emperor Nicholas II. Thus a press-the Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, speaking about the statement Polonskaya, noted that «trying to evaluate a film that is not yet ready, at least strange».

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