On Monday, Olga Kulikovskaya-Romanova, the 91-year-old widow of Nicholas II’s nephew, released a video appeal to Putin asking for the film not to be released in Russia.
Protests At Russian Movie Premiere
The Moscow police detained seven Russian orthodox activists last night at the premiere of a movie “Matilda” about the love affair between the last Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II, and the Polish-born ballerina Mathilde Kschessinska.
The controversial new film has premiered in Russia after months of protests, threats and violence. Last month a cinema that showed a preview of the movie was set in flames. Activists also set alight two cars outside the Moscow offices of a lawyer for the film’s director, Alexei Uchitel.
Protesters say a film about Russia’s last Tsar is blasphemous. They especially mind erotic love scenes. Representatives of the public movement “King’s Cross” found in the upcoming film a “distortion of historical events”, and an “anti-Russian and anti-religious provocation in the field of culture”.
Historical Royals, Russia
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