MOSCOW, 1 Nov – RIA Novosti. Censorship in the Metropolitan theatres is missing, even prone to outrageous statements Directors like Kirill Serebrennikov from “Gogol-center”, I can’t say that they are limited government, said the Deputy mayor of Moscow Leonid Pechatnikov.
“None of the Moscow theatre cannot say that there is some censorship on the part of officials in the Moscow theater. Even Kirill Serebrennikov said that someone in some limits in terms of censorship,” Pechatnikov said at a press conference on Tuesday.
Earlier, the Director of the theatre “Satyricon” Konstantin Raikin performed at the international theatre forum with a speech in which he called for the Guild solidarity in times of attacks on art, when they shut down exhibitions and performances. He also noted its concern about “aggressive assaults on artistic expression”.
After this criticism Raikin on the issue of censorship was made by the leader of the bike club “Night wolves” Alexander Zaldostanov. Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin hopes that Zaldostanov apologize for his remarks about Raikin, whose talent deserves great respect. However, the leader of the bike club said that will not apologize to Raikin, and does not intend to abandon his words.