"White" and "black" lists, and cultural figures, which are produced in Ukraine, Russia will Never become, said the Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky in conversation " ".
"No, neither "White" nor "black" lists, and we will not. Moreover, in the framework of its possibilities, We demonstrate that our culture is inextricably. We have, without doubt, one people - genetically. Everything else is the imagination of politicians, " said Medinsky.
The Minister of culture said that in the capital of Russia, the monument to Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko is situated opposite government buildings. He also cited the example of the Russian-Ukrainian film " Battle for Sevastopol ", which was done jointly by the Ministry of culture and the state of Ukraine.
"It seems to me that the only thing they currently have in the state of Ukraine, forbid what is done with the neighbors. Now I am "white" and "black" lists of artists. Explain seriously such shares, in my opinion, impossible. Fun, you can ignore them, but to treat such actions As meaningful is impossible, " said Medina publishing.
"The entry ban will not prohibit artists. The import ban does not forbid the books and their authors. And then what? Will be burned?", the Minister added.
The Ministry of culture of Ukraine on the first day of the weekend published a "black list" of cultural figures from Russia, which, in the opinion of the Ukrainian authorities, "create a danger to state security" of the country. 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.
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 ".