Distributors «Stalin’s Death» immediately informed the cinemas of the decision of the Ministry of culture

© RIA Novosti / Ekaterina to Chesnokova in Photobacterium film Stalin’s Death. Archival photoDistributors «Stalin’s Death» immediately informed the cinemas of the decision of the Ministry of culture© RIA Novosti / Ekaterina to Tecnocovering the image Bank

The film company «Volga» immediately informed the cinemas of the letter of the Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation on revoking the license of the film «Death of Stalin» after he got it in the second half of the day on Wednesday, reported RIA Novosti on Thursday, the press service of the distributor.

«Having received from the Ministry of culture in the second half of the day on 24 January, the e-mail notification revoking the license of the film «Death of Stalin», we immediately informed all the theaters on the receipt of the letter and its content», — said the press service of the company distributor.

At the same time, the press service of «pioneer» cinema, the only cinema in the schedule still have a picture of the «Death of Stalin», told RIA Novosti that operate in accordance with the law.

«We are in full compliance with the law, in the registry of the Ministry of culture stated that the rental license for the movie continues to operate,» — said the press service.

All tickets for eight sessions of «Stalin’s Death» in the «Pioneer» from Thursday to Sunday are already sold out.

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. By the distributor of the picture is the company «Volga».

In Russia, the film has caused a wave of indignation. After watching a number of prominent politicians and cultural figures were asked to revoke the rental license of the picture.

In their letter to the head of the Ministry of culture emphasized that the British «libel on the history of our country», «a»Comedy» denigrating the memory of our citizens that defeated fascism…». Also noted the poor acting, sloppy decorations and insulting attitude towards the flag and the national anthem. In addition, the information can be regarded as extremist and dehumanizing.

According to the authors of the letter, the release of the film on the eve of celebration of the 75th anniversary of the battle of Stalingrad was an insult to all «who died there and… who else was left alive».

The letter in particular, signed by the Chairman of the public Council under the Ministry of culture Yury Polyakov, Elena Drapeko deputies, Leonid Slutsky and Vladimir Bortko, film Director Nikita Mikhalkov and producer Igor Ugolnikov.

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