Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov expressed hope that the President of the motorcycle club “Night wolves” Alexander Zaldostanov, better known under the nickname Surgeon, apologized for the harsh statements in the address of the art Director of theatre “Satyricon” Konstantin Raikin, reported “Interfax”. A stormy debate with the participation of government representatives, which included the Surgeon, turned around after the speech Raikin at the Congress of the Union of theatrical figures. In his speech he touched upon the subject of repeated “attacks on the art” and said the return of censorship in the cultural sphere.
“Huge talent Raikin we treat with infinite respect
and I think that just bitch slapped this motorcyclist who
insulted. I hope he will apologize”, – said Peskov told reporters about the attacks of the Surgeon in the direction of Raikin.
Earlier, the leader of the motorcycle club, received from the state 266 hectares of land in the Crimea, accused Moscow in an attempt to turn Russia into “the gutter”. “The devil always tempts freedom! And under the guise of freedom of these Raikin want to turn the country into the gutter, along which would flow the sewage,” – said Zaldostanov. He promised to do everything to protect Russians “from the American democracy, despite all the repression, which they spread around the world.”
As it became known, the Surgeon calls the Kremlin did not listen and has said that not going to apologize to Raikin, so as not to insult him. “I didn’t ask Raikin to write in small letters. I definitely have a positive attitude towards him as a Director and as to the person who has done a lot in art. But his words I do not refuse,” said the biker, in an interview with radio station “Moscow speaking”.
Radio “Kommersant FM” Zaldostanov said that he did not intend to abandon my words to Raikin. “I’m not talking about Raikin said that, don’t you see? I speak in General about what is happening with Russia now. I don’t want it was the gutter, that’s all, so here tech Chernukha”, – he explained.
The surgeon said that he just responded to made Raikin’s statement. “No devil me no confusion. Now confirm again your word,” he added. “His statement I addressed not to him personally, and to all those who these shows are pedophiles and organizes all dill in Russia drags. Please write about Raikin with a capital letter, he deserves it!” – said the biker, referring to the scandal with the exhibition of the works of Jock Sturges in the Center of photography behalf of the Lumiere brothers.
In turn, the representatives of the Konstantin Raikin said Life.ruthat I don’t know whether to take people’s artist of Russia apology of the Surgeon, if he does decide to get them. “I have no idea. Konstantin Arkadievich just once it now to comment. He made all the statements,” he said, responding to a question, press Secretary to the artistic Director of “Satirikon” Catherine kupreeva.
Sands returned to the topic of censorship
Dmitry Peskov, who immediately after the speech Raikin explainedthat this is not about censorship, but only the “order theme” artist of the state, returned to the issue at a briefing on Thursday, proposing to give evidence of its use in “the Satyricon”.
“But I want Konstantin Raikin called at least one case when someone tried to push something or to prohibit. And then we go back to the beginning of this discussion. Wish he said “I was forbidden to do in “the Satyricon” this or impose this.” Then it will be a discussion really based on anything,” said Peskov.
Press Secretary of the President drew the attention of the Kremlin, and cultural figures have expressed the same opinion regarding the inadmissibility of censorship in Russia. “We argue: they say that censorship is unacceptable, we say: “Yes, censorship is unacceptable”. And arguing with each other,” he said.
“It is very important that Konstantin Raikin said, was censored once
applied or attempted similar censorship, against him. In General, we
discuss in relation to one and the same: who will agree with
thesis about inadmissibility of censorship. This discussion has no beginning and no
has no end,” – said the representative of the Kremlin.
Note that in Thursday in a discussion about censorship joined the famous Director Andrey Zvyagintsev. As wrote the author of “Leviathan” in an article in the newspaper “Kommersant”, more than anything he was amazed that the authorities have forgotten that “it is not their money but ours.” “These people have decided that they know what people need, and with his money bought his pathetic crafts”, – said the author of the article, urging officials to hear what the artists don’t want their “orders”.