People's actor of the USSR, 1st Deputy Chairman of the Department of the state Duma on culture Iosif Kobzon called obscurantism development of the Ukrainian Ministry of culture and white-and blacklists foreign artists.
"This is a basic obscurantism. They don't know what to pay attention. With politicians figured out now With the artists. Well, nothing, I think that this epidemic will recede after floods first black water", - has said Kobzon RIA " Novosti ".
on Thursday it was announced that the Ministry of culture of Ukraine started to form a white list of artists who seek to provide "maximum assistance" in the country. Currently in this list of 34 people. Among them – Andrey Makarevich, Liya Akhedzhakova, Valentin Gaft, Oleg Basilashvili, Eldar Ryazanov, Yuri Shevchuk, Mikhail Zhvanetsky, Boris Akunin, Zemfira, Sergei Parkhomenko (Serge), Vakhtang Kikabidze, Mikhail Efremov, Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Jared Leto and a few other. At the same time in Ukraine there is a list of artists, who are denied entry into the country. For example, on July 28, the security Service of Ukraine has banned French actor Gerard Depardieu is the entrance to the site of Ukraine for the period of 5 years. Together With Depardieu in the list of undesirable persons in Ukraine was also the Actor Steven Seagal, singer and composer Goran Bregovic. Prior to this, the Ministry of culture of Ukraine has informed that has compiled a list of 566 actors, musicians, artists representing, in the opinion of the Agency, the danger of state security of the country. This list has already been sent to the SBU, the state security Council and defense (NSDC) and the national Council on television and radio.