The creation of "black" and "white" lists Ukraine is trying to pit workers of culture, but "black power" than the authorities themselves for the Ukrainian people no, says the producer, the husband of singer Valeria and Joseph Prigogine.
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 state. 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.
"I am absolutely convinced that culture, all they have listed, have no the slightest danger to the territorial integrity of a country is a draw, not only Ukraine, but also any other state," said Prigogine Fins news .
He added, because It is another attempt of the Ukrainian authorities to pit artists, to split society." according to the principle " Here are white, But have black power." Here I Wish to say that blacker strength for his people than these current Ukrainian government, I don't see anybody, " explained the producer.
Prigogine has noticed that he has his own personal position and he for her, " nobody pulls a dime ": "in order to be in the" white list ", to be friends against his own people, I will not Ever. And to like or dislike of the President Is a right of choice of each citizen of the Russian Federation ".
"Have you ever heard from the lips of Russian artists:" Let's fight, let's fight, Let's anything anyone can take away "? Ever this was not. I Wish to say is pay attention to the wisdom of our government - Authorized Ukrainian cultural brotherhood absolutely brilliant travel and earn money on the entire territory of the Russian Federation. Yet no one bothers. I am a bit impressed with their inaction (Ukrainian artists) and unwillingness to speak out in defense of their colleagues. This is wrong, " He added.
As has informed the Ministry of culture of Ukraine, on a rolling basis to the Ministry from the security Service of Ukraine calls on the extension of the list of persons endangering state security, information on the Internet representation will be updated. 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 ".