Activists of the Orthodox movement «the Royal cross» in Yekaterinburg and other cities of Russia organized the collection of signatures for a ban of the film by Alexei Uchitel «Matilda». At the moment, has already collected 100 thousand signatures, said to comments to «Russian service of the BBC» movement leader Alyaksandr Porozhnyakova.
According to him, the movement nearly 200 volunteers who collected signatures in Moscow, St.-Petersburg, Samara, Kazan, Omsk and other cities of Russia.
The movement will continue collecting as long as the film is preparing for release, gets a distribution certificate and even if the film will be released, said Porozhnyakova.
In the Yekaterinburg diocese, the newspaper reported that the collection of signatures arrange the separate groups of activists, there is no official collection of signatures, she does not hold. In addition, the «Royal cross» in the diocese have not heard.
Signatures for a ban of «Matilda» gather activists of the movement for the prohibition of abortion.
The publication writes that previously, members of the movement, «king’s cross» wrote «a prayer to ban the film «Matilda».
The Russian movement «forty times Forty», which is also fighting for a ban on «Matilda», declared the intention to organize in protest of «national standing». Movement coordinator Andrey Karahin said that «to stand» together with the activists promised the Deputy of the state Duma Natalia Poklonskaya.
In November 2016 and January 2017 Poklonskaya complained about the film by Alexei Uchitel «Matilda» to the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation. The Prosecutor General investigated the trailer of «Matilda» and no wrongdoing was found.
In may, the Deputy sent a request to the police on the review of the film the Teacher on the subject of crimes in the tax sphere.
19 APR Teacher complained Poklonsky in the state Duma Committee on parliamentary ethics.
On 13 June, the Teacher told me that during a meeting in the Kremlin offered Poklonskaya to see the movie «Matilda» to form your own opinion, but she flatly refused.
June 15 during a straight line President Vladimir Putin said he did not want to argue with the Director of the Teacher and of the Deputy Poklonskaya about the film «Matilda».
June 21, Poklonskaya said that the members who saw the film by Alexei Uchitel «Matilda» at the private shows, excommunicated from Holy communion in Orthodox churches and monasteries for six months.
Activists collected 100 thousand signatures in support of a ban of «Matilda» 18.07.2017