The leader of the «Christian state» was charged

© RIA Novostinearly the leader of the Christian state Alexander KalininThe leader of the «Christian state» was charged© RIA Novosti

The leader of the «Christian state» Alexander Kalinin charged in the case of pressure on cinemas, said on Saturday the official representative of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Russia Irina Wolf.

Earlier, the representative of the Ministry of internal Affairs told journalists that the investigation has indicted three of the four suspects in the arson of a car at the office of Konstantin Dobrynin, counsel for the Director of the film «Matilda» by Alexei Uchitel. The fourth suspect is Kalinin, who is under arrest on charges of pressure on cinemas (article 179 of the criminal code «Coercion to commit the transaction or to refuse its execution»).

«Charged with the alleged act of the leader of one of public organizations», — said Irina Wolf.

She recalled that the accused in the case, «initiated on the fact of coercion of the management of a commercial organization operating in the field of cinema, to the rejection of the demonstration of the film in cinemas under the threat of violence against the audience of a theatre chain and causing harm and damage to owners of cinemas.»

As previously reported, the organization «the Christian state of Holy Russia» were sent to Directors of theaters of the letter with requirements to refuse rental of the film «Matilda». In demand, in particular, stated that any banner or poster of the film will be seen as «a desire to humiliate the Holy Orthodox Church.»

Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that the organization, which calls itself «the Christian state of Holy Russia» is not registered in the Ministry of justice, so, in essence, we are talking about the threats from the anonymous extremists, which is unacceptable. According to Peskov, the government will react harshly to it.

The film by Alexei Uchitel «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. Long before the release of the movie provoked a massive public outcry due to the dissatisfaction of several Orthodox public organizations the image of the Emperor in the film. The first in Russia pre-premiere screening of the film took place on the 11th of September in Vladivostok. Premiere of «Matilda» will be held in St. Petersburg on October 23.

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