Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The ROC condemned the threats of the activists of the distributors and viewers of “Matilda” – Lenta.ru

the Russian Orthodox Church has warned about the inadmissibility of threats by public organizations calling themselves Christian, cinemas planning to show the film by Alexei Uchitel “Matilda”. The words of the Deputy head of the Synodal Department for Church and society and the media of the Moscow Patriarchate Vakhtang Kipshidze, leads RIA Novosti.

“Any public organization has the right to Express their opinion about the movie “Matilda”, but none of these organizations could not give their position over the Church and to associate themselves with the Russian Orthodox Church. We have repeatedly stated that any public activity should be carried out in the framework of current legislation, especially after the adoption of the law “On protection of the rights of believers”,” — said the representative of the ROC.

He added that “Matilda” could actually cause a misunderstanding among Orthodox believers.

08:06 12 Nov 2014

“In our view, should be avoided distortion of historical truth, images of favorite saints and people deliberately speculate on the respectful feelings of the majority of society to the different personalities,” said Kipshidze.

Previously, the organization “the Christian state of Holy Russia” were sent to Directors of theaters of the letter with requirements to refuse rental of the film “Matilda”.

“If we see the movie “Matilda”, the cinemas will burn, maybe even people will get hurt. Formally notify: any banner, poster, leaflet with information about the movie will be considered as a desire to humiliate the saints of the Church and a provocation to the “Russian Maidan”,” — said in a statement.

on January 30, the Deputy of the state Duma Natalia Poklonskaya has asked the Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika to re-check the movie Teachers. She urged law enforcement agencies to read the script of the film and inspect the spending of budget funds allocated by the cinema Fund for its creation.

the buzz around the upcoming film has raised public movement “the Royal cross”. Activists accused the authors of anti-Russian and anti-religious provocations.

the Premiere of the film the Teacher is scheduled for October 2017. The film tells about the relationship of crown Prince Nicholas (future Emperor Nicholas II) and ballerina Matilda Kshesinskaya.


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