Artist Alexey Kudelin, known in the Internet under the pseudonym Vasya Lozhkin, has commented on his picture “the Great beauty of Russia”, published in the social network from a resident of St. Petersburg was required to come for questioning to the Investigative Committee. The author of the image that the Ministry of justice of the Russian Federation made the list of extremist materials in April 2016, decided to give the Agency advice.

In the comment to the edition “the Snob” Kudelin said that in Russia today, “if someone wants to post something in the Network, it is first necessary to get into the official database of extremist materials and to check whether the picture or the song something scary and forbidden.” According to the artist, “it is a defect state” and the Russians “need a service-type services, where a list of banned materials once systematized”.

Kudelin explained that “not all users of the Network, legally savvy, so need an easy resource where you can find out whether you will sit in jail for publishing”. “And it should definitely be done the same mobile app as the “traffic Fines”, – said the artist.

Also the interlocutor of the edition told that the picture “the Great beauty of Russia” “has been before the adventures”. “We wanted to attract people for the publication, but then made the examination and extremist it is not recognized,” explained Kudelin.

It is worth noting that currently on the website of the Ministry of justice of the Russian Federation there is a Federal list of extremist materials, which need to use the search box.

On the eve of the St. Petersburg edition of “Fontanka” reported that the representative of the investigative Committee in St. Petersburg told a local resident named Sergey about the need to come to the investigator in connection with the publication of them in the social network “Vkontakte” picture Vasey Lozhkina “the Great beauty of Russia”. Informatsionno-analiticheskiy Tsentr “Sova” says that the St Petersburg’s Sergei Berezin. He asked the interlocutor purporting to be from UK, send him a summons for questioning. Currently, the procedural status of the Berezina unknown.

According to an employee of SK, about a year ago from St. Petersburg, has published on his page a picture of “the Great beauty of Russia”, after which a Krasnoyarsk citizen did repost this entry. Then in Krasnoyarsk image as extremist, and now for this reason, the Berezina was to be interrogated.

In the Federal list of extremist materials on the website of the Ministry of justice of the Russian Federation picture “the Great beauty of Russia” is listed at number 3381. Its made in the register in April this year.

Reproduction of this work of Vasya Lozhkin was recognized as extremist on 29 January 2016 the Oktyabrskiy district court of Novosibirsk together with three other images, notes the center “Sova”. All of these materials were found on the page in sotsseti “Vkontakte” belonging to the well-known Novosibirsk nationalists, commander of the youth brigade “the Northern wolf” Roman Bykov.

Picture “the Great beauty of Russia” is a card on which the silhouette of the Russian Federation highlighted in red, marked with the symbol of the Kremlin towers and the double-headed eagle and marked with a yellow inscription “Great beauty of Russia”. Over Russia it is written: “Our North”. All other countries are shaded black and marked with various rude names, plays on stereotypes about a particular nation.

On its official website Lozhkin reports that he considers himself an artist in the broadest sense of the word, because he can’t draw. The author notes that usually depicts cats, rabbits, apes, and bears, elephants and horses. While Lozhkin says that in his work, does not like generalizations, therefore, draws specific objects of the fabulous, invented the world, they don’t lead to “some kind of collective image, metaphor or other crap”.

In fact, many of the works Kudelina represent a satire on the Russian reality. In addition to creating the popular in Runet pictures, Vasya Lozhkin sings and writes poetry.



The artist Vasya Lozhkin, whose picture was recognized as extremist, gave advice to the Ministry of justice 25.10.2016

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