Censorship on the march: theaters will be checked for compliance with national security

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Censorship on the march: theaters will be checked for compliance with national security
Censorship on the march: theaters will be checked for compliance with national security
2 August 2021, 17:37Culture
The public council under the Ministry of Culture will check the repertoires of Russian theaters for compliance with the national security strategy, said chairman of the council Mikhail Lermontov. This decision was made after the Investigative Committee initiated an investigation against the Sovremennik Theater.

The department has questions about the production of "First Bread". Investigators are testing her for possible insult to veterans.

"In the near future we will hold public hearings on the issue of theater repertoires in terms of compliance with the recently approved Strategy of National Security", - Lermontov commented to RIA Novosti. He added that this strategy has a large section that deals with the preservation of spiritual, moral and patriotic values...

Let us remind you that the public organization “Officers of Russia” complained to the Prosecutor General's Office and the capital's mayor's office about the performance of "The First Bread". The organization saw in the monologue of the heroine of the production, Lia Akhedzhakova, who was swearing at the grave of her husband who had gone through the war, an insult to veterans. According to activists, the heroine of the production "literally spat into the souls of all generations of veterans with an ugly obscenity in a monologue". In addition, the organization saw "blatant propaganda" of same-sex relationships in the kiss on stage between two men. After the scandal , the Sovremennik management corrected the monologue of the play's protagonist.

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