Russian theater and film Director Kirill Serebrennikov, who is on tour in Riga, commented about the blacklisting of Latvia actor Dmitry Pevtsov.

In November, the singers had to perform on stage “House of Moscow” in the framework of the festival “Moscow premiere in Riga” with his band “Cartouche”. But the performances of 19 and 20 November was cancelled for the reason that the actor got into a black list and therefore can not come to Latvia.

As the Minister of internal Affairs Richard Kozlowski, Singers were included in the list based on the opinion of the competent law enforcement agencies.

Currently in the black list of Latvia are several thousand foreigners, including Russians. In the summer of 2014 in the list of persons who are indefinitely banned from entering the territory of the Republic, was included singers Joseph Kobzon, Oleg Gazmanov and Valeria. Later, the foreign Ministry of Latvia added to the “stop-list” of actors Ivan Okhlobystin and Mikhail Porechenkov, political scientist Konstantin Simonov, President of the company “Gazenergostroy”, the Chairman of the Commission of Public chamber of the Russian Federation on ecology and environment Sergey Chernin.

Put on black lists of artists, Kirill Serebrennikov said that the actors loved the audience not with their political statements and opinions, and talent, and to bring them in some lists incorrectly, reports RIA “Novosti”.

“This is absolute nonsense! This should not be. Artists – people unrestrained. Someone might say stupid, maybe today one position to adhere to, tomorrow – another. And they should not be seen as messengers of the political will of the state. A weak man, and you shouldn’t pay attention. Artists love not for their political statements. I think I can discern these things. The only thing I would not forgive the artist if he tortured Pets. Now that’s disgusting,” said silver.

The Director Kirill Serebrennikov on the Latvian black list of actors: “Actors – people unrestrained, can say nonsense” 16.11.2016

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