Screening of «Death of Stalin» before the anniversary of the battle of Stalingrad is inappropriate, said Bortko

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich in Photobacterium Vladimir Bortko. Archival photoScreening of «Death of Stalin» before the anniversary of the battle of Stalingrad is inappropriate, said Bortko© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich the image Bank

The screening of the film «Death of Stalin» is inappropriate on the eve of the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the victory in the battle of Stalingrad, said Tuesday RIA Novosti the first Deputy head of the Duma Committee on culture Vladimir Bortko.

On Tuesday, the Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation revoked the rental license for the movie «Death of Stalin», which was supposed to come out January 25. «Death of Stalin» — a satirical Comedy of British Director Armando’s Iannucci about the struggle for power in the USSR after the death of the General Secretary of the CPSU Joseph Stalin in 1953. A number of public figures and cultural figures previously appealed to the Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky to suspend the distribution licences of the film for a more thorough analysis of the painting for compliance with the Russian legislation.

«We have a few days of the anniversary of the battle of Stalingrad. Whether we like it or not, Stalin is bad or good, but he nevertheless won the war and has to do with it. I think that now the showing of this film is misplaced. The best time for his show: Sochi, 23.05, next to the restaurant in July-month», — said the MP.

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