January 24 , 2017 – Fort Russ News –
The son of the former leader of the USSR Nikita Khrushchev, Sergei, has written a letter to the Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Medinsky, in which he stated that the film “The Death of Stalin” presents a distorted and humiliating view of this period in history.
Khrushchev Jr. called the British film “libel for the whole people and the country’s leadership, in particular, for the image of my father, N.S Khrushchev.”
The film introduces “a false and humiliating idea of the past of our country, and is dangerous for the consciousness of the young generation of Russians.”
Sergei Khrushchev believes that the film is concocted by the hands of “our oldest and most evil enemies” and urged the Minister of Culture to make every effort to ensure that the film was not shown in Russian cinemas.
On January 23rd, the Ministry of Culture of Russia withdrew the rental license for the film. A number of Russian cultural figures, who had watched a private screening of the film, spoke out against the work of British director, Armando Iannucci.
The film is categorised as a drama/satirical comedy and tells of the struggle for power, after the death of Soviet leader Stalin. Its world premiere took place in September 2017 in Toronto, Canada.