The Ministry of culture will direct the film «Death of Stalin» on legal expertise

© Free Range Films (2017)scene from the movie Death of StalinThe Ministry of culture will direct the film «Death of Stalin» on legal expertise© Free Range Films (2017)

The Ministry of culture drew the attention of distributors on the inappropriateness of the film «Death of Stalin» on the eve of the 75th anniversary of the battle of Stalingrad, the film will be sent to additional legal expertise, said the Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky.

«The Ministry of culture receives requests from citizens as a result of viewing of the British film «Death of Stalin» held at the Ministry yesterday. Could not agree more: many people of the older generation, and not only perceive it as insulting mockery of the Soviet past of the country that defeated fascism, the Soviet army and of ordinary people — and that the contrary, even the victims of Stalinism», — quotes the press service of the Ministry of the word Medina.

According to him, in Russia there is no censorship, and culture is not afraid of a critical and impartial evaluations of our history. «In this case we ourselves will give odds to anyone. Moreover, the insistence, even the categorical self-assessment — the tradition of our culture. But there is a moral boundary between the critical analysis of the history and the mockery of it,» said the Minister.

He noted that the Ministry of culture drew the attention of distributors on the «extreme inappropriateness» of the release of «Death of Stalin» on the eve of the 75th anniversary of the battle of Stalingrad.

«But it’s all a question of morality. But there is a law that guides us and which has rightly noted lawyers of the Ministry of culture the statement after watching the film. The Ministry decided to revoke the rental license of the film «Death of Stalin» and send the materials to additional comprehensive legal examination», — said Medina.

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