The people's Deputy from "Blok Petro Poroshenko" Ivan Melnychuk has made the initiative to deprive some workers of culture the title of people's artist of Ukraine, informs the Ukrainian news Agency UNIAN. The relevant draft law was registered in the Verkhovna Rada on Thursday.
the public representative proposes to deprive the title of Joseph Kobzon, Nikolai Baskov, Taisia Povaliy, Ani Lorak. The main objective of the project is " condemnation of anti-Ukrainian and proseparatist manifestations of Ukrainian culture, art and show business, and the use of them public responsibility ", said the press service of " Block of Petro Poroshenko ".
In accordance with the legislative act of Ukraine " On state awards ", the deprivation of state awards the President may only be awarded if convicted for a serious offence by the court.
The Ministry of culture of Ukraine in the last month of summer released the "black list" of cultural figures from Russia, who, 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. In late summer, the list was expanded by adding, for example, included Actor and Director Nikita Mikhalkov.