In Novosibirsk the court has fined the organizer of a concert of “Leningrad” for the Mat

World court in Novosibirsk was fined the organizer of a concert of group “Leningrad”, OOO “Megapolis” on 40 thousand RUB over the Mat, which sounded during the performance songs from the stage. About it reports “RIA Novosti” from the courtroom.

The representative of “Metropolis” in court, Elena Divert said that the company did not admit his guilt, as previously officially warned the leader of the “Leningrad” Sergei Shnurov about abstinence from the use of foul language.

The organiser also believes that Mata is an integral part of the songs “Leningrad” and his stage image, not the actions that “happened suddenly.” Divert added that if it is illegal, then the responsibility should be borne himself Cords.

As reported by radio Baltika, the PR agent of the group, Dmitry Guguchkina, musicians learned about the penalty for the Mat due to reports in the media. “Not yet contacted the organizers of the performance. We pay for the Mat will not” — said the representative of the “Leningrad”.

On 2 June the mayor of Novosibirsk Anatoly Lokot has issued an official warning to the group “Leningrad”, which was performed in the city on 3 June. Then the mayor said that the warning to the musicians associated with vocabulary, and extremist appeals. “If there are violations, the law enforcement system would respond,” promised the Elbow.

This decision of the mayoralty of Novosibirsk has since received from the public movement “people’s Cathedral” treatment, which called for the ban to perform at the concert the song “Peter — to drink.” Representatives of the movement said that the songs “Leningrad” there is the Mat, and the above composition is tested by the Prosecutor.

In turn, the group “Leningrad” has declared, that will act in concert in Novosibirsk, “as usual” and plans to perform songs in their original version.