Moscow. March 19. INTERFAX.RU – The prosecutor’s office appealed the ruling of the world Novosibirsk Central District Court of Novosibirsk, terminate the administrative proceedings in respect of the opera “Tannhauser” Timothy Kuljabina and director of the Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre of Boris Mezdricha.
“The complaint is directed Magistrate. We do not agree with the decision, “- said the agency” Interfax “deputy city prosecutor Igor Stasyulis.
He suggested that consideration of the case on appeal, that is, in the Central District Court of Novosibirsk, may be held at the end of March.
In late February, the prosecutor’s office of Novosibirsk filed a case under Part 2 of the Administrative Code st.5.26 (deliberate public desecration of religious or theological literature, objects of religious veneration, signs or emblems ideological symbols and paraphernalia or spoilage or destruction) in relation to the director “Tannhauser” Timothy Kuljabina and theater director Boris Mezdricha.
The audit was conducted in response to the letter of Metropolitan Tikhon of Novosibirsk and Berd and a number of the faithful who saw in the formulation of offending religious feelings. In version Kuljabina Christ is presented as a hero erotic film “Grotto of Venus”, which in the course of the action takes Tannhauser.
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The World Court for the Central District of Novosibirsk on March 10 stopped the administrative proceedings against Kuljabina and Mezdricha for lack of offense. Prosecutors said they will appeal the decision.
After the trial of the statement removed the poster, which depicted the crucified Christ on a background of a naked woman. Instead, the poster in productions that have passed 14 and 15 March, appeared on the scene a white sheet.
Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation called for the creators of “Tannhauser” apologized to the audience and partially change the setting. Also, the Office stated that check the operations of the theater “because of the large number of inquiries” about the financing of the opera, fees directors and actors.