Journalist Vladimir Posner supported the art Director of theatre “Satyricon” Konstantin Raikin, who spoke against censorship and moralizing. Posner in a column on his website, recalled that people in different times ardently supported Hitler in Germany or the persecution of writers and composers in the USSR, and his voice “is not always worthy of respect”.

Position Raikin since its resonant performance was also supported by Director Andrey Zvyagintsev and actor Oleg Tabakov. Censorship was expressed by the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov and biker Alexander Zaldostanov (Surgeon). The rider in the Kremlin encouraged to apologize.

Posner in his address to Raikin fully supported him: “Your critics and opponents said illiteracy, inferiority complex, lust for destruction and a complete lack of tolerance to anything that they don’t like,” said the publicist.

The people in the art understands, I’m sure Posner. And they are easily manipulated: “the voice of the people is not always worthy of respect: the German people supported Hitler, the Soviet people demanded “enemies of the people” dog of death, although these people in no way were to blame. History shows that power, if they wish, turn the people exactly where her power, it is necessary”. Posner in this regard, recalls the campaign of persecution against the composers Prokofiev and Shostakovich and poets Pasternak and Akhmatova “in very hot the support of the people.”

Raikin, in his resonant speech in a rigid form expressed about censorship and the struggle of the state for morality, calling colleagues on a creative workshop to protect the exhibitions and performances from the “groups offended”. Separately, the artistic Director of “Satirikon” raised the issue of repeated “attacks on the arts,” noting that he personally believes the ban censorship “greatest event” in the life of the country. In addition, Raikin expressed concern that the authorities distanciruemsa from those people who advocate the closure of exhibitions and cancellation of performances.

Posner supported Raikin: “the voice of the people is not always worthy of respect” 29.10.2016

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