Member of the Public chamber Anton Tsvetkov, after “verification” which in Moscow was closed by an exhibition of photographs by Jock Sturges “Without embarrassment”, suddenly refused claims to it, according to the newspaper “Kommersant”. Flowers explained that he was misled by blogger Elena Miro, and called the police to check her blog.
Meanwhile, children’s Ombudsman Anna Kuznetsova concealed their entry in Facebook about the exhibition, and has not appeared at a scheduled press conference in “the parliamentary newspaper”. Meanwhile, the organizers of the exhibition said that he closed it voluntarily.
The head of the organization “Officers of Russia” Anton Tsvetkov on Tuesday admitted that the photos meet the requirements of the Russian legislation” and it can be demonstrated at the exhibition.
Exhibition of American photographer Jock Sturges “Without embarrassment” has opened in the Center photos behalf of the Lumiere brothers on 9 September. The scandal began after last week Elena Miro was published, not presented in Moscow pictures of Sturgis naked children. The blogger called him “a fat old pervert” and accused the organizers of “supporting child pornography”.
Senator Elena Mizulina responded to the allegations against Americans, saying that he will ask Prosecutor General Yury Chaika to check the exhibition. Later the Commissioner for the rights of the child Anna Kuznetsova called the exhibition “child pornography”, saying that already is “conversation with the Prosecutor’s office.”
After that, the exhibition was criticized and member OP the Flowers. The next day he visited the Center of the photograph, taking with him several dozens of activists of the organization “Officers of Russia”. They stood lined up in front of the entrance to the gallery, stating that “block” it. Flowers, after seeing the exhibition, found that child pornography on exhibition there, but expressed the view that about 15% of the shots “are on the verge of the law.”
Then there was the scandalous incident – Ukrainian unemployed, an activist of the SERB nationalist movement Alexander Petrunko poured hydrogen sulfide mud (originally reported – urine) of the exhibition Sturges. Monday Petrunko for disorderly conduct was sentenced to 7 days of arrest.
After a visit Tsvetkova Center of photography has announced that closes the exhibition because of public outcry. However, the member of the OP Kristina Potupchik unexpectedly criticized the actions of colleagues. She felt their arbitrariness and in an interview with “Kommersant” expressed regret about the closing of the exhibition. In the end, on Tuesday, Flowers abruptly changed his mind, in fact, recognizing the absence of legal grounds for the closure of the exhibition. A member of the OP admitted he had been misled.
Center of photography behalf of the Lumiere brothers said that the organizers have no claims against “Officers of Russia”. Curators of the exhibition acknowledged that Flowers advised them to voluntarily close the exhibition, and called it “the advice of a knowledgeable person, an expert in security.” In the end, the gallery received a new barrage of criticism of cowardice.