The Ministry of culture of Ukraine on the first day of the weekend released the so-called black list of artists from Russia, which, in the opinion of the Ukrainian authorities, "create a danger to state security" of the country.
first Minister of culture of Ukraine Vyacheslav Kyrylenko announced the availability of a list of 117 cultural figures, as if to " pose a threat of national security of Ukraine ". This list, the Ministry has forwarded to the Council of national security and defence in January, and also on consideration of the SBU.
according to the Ministry, yesterday a list was handed over to the Ministry of culture of the security Service of Ukraine, in the names of 14 people. The list included: Oleg Gazmanov, Joseph Kobzon, Iosif Prigozhin, Ivan Okhlobystin, Nikolai Rastorguev, Mikhail Porechenkov, Mikhail Boyarsky, Grigory Leps, Sergei Bezrukov, Gerard Depardieu. The list also includes Vladimir Kucherenko, Yegor Kholmogorov, Mikhail Khazin, and Valeria perfilova.
"on a rolling basis to the Ministry of culture of the Ukrainian security Service requests for the extension of the list of persons endangering state security, information on the Internet representation will be updated ", - reported in the dispatch office. In the Ukrainian culture Ministry also stressed that, according to the law, the state may refuse to issue or to stop an action already issued a state certificate for distribution and demonstration of films, if one of the participants of the film is a person included in the " black list ".
before the Ukrainian authorities have decided to ban the entry of 14 artists from Russia, who supported the annexation of Crimea into the Russian Federation, and also expressed support for the Donetsk and Lugansk militia. In addition, the expert Commission under the state Agency on the problems of cinema of Ukraine has banned the presentation of the country's dozens of movies and TV shows with the participation of Russian actors, for example, visited the Donbass.