Elena Mizulina has asked the Prosecutor General to check the exhibition “Jock Sturges. Without embarrassment”, which on 8 September has opened in the Center of photography Lumiere brothers. In her view, the pictures are pornography.
Member of the Federation Council, the Senator from the Omsk region Elena Mizulina demanded to close the exhibition “Jock Sturges. Without embarrassment”, which takes place September 8 in the Center of photography Lumiere brothers in Moscow. This was reported on the official website of the Senator.
In her opinion, the exhibition is a demonstration of “child pornography, which is prohibited by the Russian legislation: the Criminal code of the Russian Federation 242.1. In this connection, you need to check who gave permission to hold such an exhibition.”
In a press-service of a Senator noted that she appealed to the General Prosecutor of Russia Yuri Chaika with the requirement to conduct an inspection and take the necessary measures in case of violations of the law.
Also, the report mentions that photographs of Sturgis in Russia is officially recognized by Roskomnadzor child pornography.
“I am convinced that working with images of naked little girls, presented at the exhibition, not to be treated as a work of art. This is the real propaganda of pedophilia. The exhibition should be immediately closed!” — said the Senator.
With a request to organize a Prosecutor’s check also asked the Commissioner for children’s rights under the President of the Anna Kuznetsova, reports “RIA Novosti” with reference to the press service of the Ombudsman.
“Just creepy that the exhibition the author, whose work has been recognized by Roskomnadzor “child pornography” may take place in the cultural life of our capital”, — quotes Kuznetsov press service of its staff.
the Children’s Ombudsman recalled that showing pornography in the Russian legislation provides for liability to a fine up to 5 million rubles or administrative suspension of activity for up to 90 days with confiscation of the pornographic material.
“it is a pity those girls whose photos are shown on this ill-fated show… I’m Sure the competent bodies to react properly,” added Kuznetsova.
the curator of the exhibition “Jock Sturges. Without embarrassment” Natalia Litvinskaya in comments TASS said that the Center of photography Lumiere brothers is not going to close the exhibition of the American photographer, as it does not see in it anything scandalous.
she said, “there are lots of photographers who turn to the Nude, and we see a great number of exhibitions on this subject, including the state museums”.
Litvinsky also stressed that Sturgis is “by the author, who exhibited all around the world in the world’s largest museums. According to the curator of the exhibition, the people who are against the new exhibition, “was not even on our show. Today I sent a post in LJ, where there is an active discussion of the photos, but there is no work from my exhibition,” she said.
In turn, the head of the security Commission of the Public chamber of Russia Anton Tsvetkov said “RIA Novosti” that brought information about the photo to the leadership of the Prefecture of the Central administrative district of Moscow, as well as the police and prosecutors. “I ask them, along with the mayor’s office to conduct an audit, to assess in accordance with the law,” he said.
Flowers said that he had instructed the Centre of crime prevention, which is a public organization of law enforcement focus, “tomorrow to arrive by the beginning of the exhibition and to take measures to its closure in conjunction with the police.”
the Exhibition “Jock Sturges. Without embarrassment” was opened on September 8 in the Moscow Center of photography behalf of the Lumiere brothers and will last until October 30. The exhibition marked 18+ and submitted photos of girls from nudist communities.