The Ministry of culture revoked the rental license of the film «Death of Stalin»

© Free Range Films (2017)scene from the movie Death of StalinThe Ministry of culture revoked the rental license of the film «Death of Stalin»© Free Range Films (2017)

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, told RIA Novosti press-service of the Department.

«Was sent a notice revoking the license of OOO Volga movie,» signed by the Deputy Minister of culture Sergei Obryvalin,» — said the press service.

As explained in the Ministry, the basis for revocation of the permit has served as the subparagraph «d» of paragraph 20 of the rules on issuance of licences approved by the government of the Russian Federation. The permit may be revoked in the case of «identification with a public demonstration of the film materials containing the information the dissemination of which is prohibited by the legislation of the Russian Federation».

Earlier, the Chairman of the public Council under the Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation Yuri Polyakov said that public figures together with the public Council under the Ministry of culture will send a letter to Minister Vladimir Medinsky with a request to suspend the distribution licences of the film «Death of Stalin» Armando’s Iannucci for a thorough analysis of the painting for compliance with the Russian legislation. The film distributor of the film, «Volga» has confirmed to RIA Novosti that on January 17, got a rental license the film for 25 January, claims the Ministry was not expressed.

The «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.

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