After checking the play of the Sovremennik Theater, The First Bread, starring Leah Akhedzhakova, the Public Council under the Ministry of Culture will check the repertoire of other theaters for compliance with the national security strategy. About this RIA Novosti reported Chairman of the Public Council under the Ministry of Culture Mikhail Lermontov.
He emphasized that “public structures should now take on the role of public controllers, not censors, but controllers of the compliance of the information environment with those parameters that are now set in the presidential decree.”
Director Konstantin Bogomolov in an interview with The Insider said that he personally “does not care” about this.
“Apparently, someone needs it. Whoever has what hurts, he is counting on that. I’m not worried about that. If they check, then let them check. We have nothing to hide in the theater, ”Bogomolov noted.
On July 29, the head of the RF IC, Alexander Bastrykin, ordered to check the production of the Moscow Sovremennik theater for possible “insult to veterans”.
“In connection with appeals from members of the public and publications in the media regarding the performances that took place at the Sovremennik theater, the chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia instructed his subordinates to study and assess the facts given in the publications,” the Investigative Committee said in a statement.
Earlier, “Officers of Russia” complained to the Prosecutor General’s Office and the Moscow Mayor’s Office about the play “First Bread”. They said the production was “overuse of profanity” and “blatant propaganda of same-sex love.” And in the monologue of the heroine of the play, played by the actress Liya Akhedzhakova, according to the “Officers of Russia”, there is an insult to the veterans.
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