Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev considered wrong the persecution of artists, whose works have not yet seen the light. He stated this at the party forum "Culture - National Project", which was held in Omsk on Tuesday, April 25.
“Aggression is sometimes embodied in criminal acts, or sometimes it comes down to the prosecution of the author, whose works no one has ever seen,” the prime minister quotes uznayvse.ru. After these words, he urged the audience to be more tolerant and "be attentive to what is happening."
Although Dmitry Medvedev did not mention specific names and titles, the context of his speech made it clear that we are talking about the film “Matilda” by Alexei Uchitel. The tape has not yet been released (the premiere is scheduled for October 25, 2017), but has already earned the epithet “scandalous” in the press due to the close attention of a number of officials and activists.