Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, surprised liberal public appeal to the leader of “Night wolves” Alexander Zaldostanov to apologize for the harsh statements in the address of Konstantin Raikin, sided with the artistic Director of “Satirikon” in question, which he raised in his controversial speech at the Congress of the Union of theatrical figures.
Recall, Raikin said about the return of censorship in the cultural sphere and raised the issue of repeated “attacks on the art,” citing, among other things, the closing of the exhibition of the photographer Jock Sturges in the Center of photography behalf of the Lumiere brothers after the “check” member of the Public chamber Anton Tsvetkov and siege with representatives of the movement “Officers of Russia”.
“It is absolutely bullying”, – quotes the representative of the Kremlin, TASS. The Agency did not specify whether Sands operation Tsvetkova, “Officers of Russia” or nationalist, poured several exhibits sulfurous mud.
It should be noted that the exhibition “pedophile” photos required to close, in particular, Senator Elena Mizulina, it was supported by the Ombudsman under the RF President on the rights of the child Anna Kuznetsova, Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky denied from published on the website of his Department’s announcement of the exhibition “Without embarrassment”. In the end, the Centre behalf of the Lumiere brothers began to check the police and the Moscow Prosecutor’s office.
Against this backdrop, the Centre behalf of the Lumiere brothers made the decision to close the exhibition, acknowledging that the decision was made on the advice of Anton Tsvetkov. Refusal of photos from claims to “Officers of Russia” has caused another flurry of accusations, this time of cowardice.
Name Sturges is associated with many scandals. In the nineties of the last century, U.S. law enforcement authorities jointly with the FBI raided the Studio of the author and the arrest of his works and photography. Now his works are in museums in new York, Paris and Frankfurt. His exhibition “Without embarrassment” was in Russia marked 18+.
Add, after the closing of the exhibition “Without embarrassment” by a similar scheme was attacked Sakharov centre in Moscow. He was besieged by men in camouflage and Cossacks, dissatisfied with the exhibition of photographs of winners of the “Direct view” on the war in Ukraine.