Kostya Raikin in the "chains of censorship"
I sat in a chair in the hall - a group of actors employed in the performance with a bottle of brandy from the cafeteria flashed past you - and this is already art ... No, they were not late at all to the beginning of the action ... This is just an advanced director who "sees this." Theater, you understand, everywhere - from the hanger and the sideboard to the hall - is one, you see, space, and the viewer should feel it for himself. The addict in the play by Ostrovsky - please, the attacking Juliet with a tattoo in the form of Chinese characters - also please. The pederasts, who, forgive, lick each other right on the stage, are also director's visions, and such directors are often not embarrassed even by the fact that they put on performances in Russian classics. He is an “artist”. He has the same look ...
I have already had to say that going to the modern theater with a child is a dangerous undertaking. After all, you will try to attach your child to the beautiful - even according to the school curriculum - and there such “And the dawns are quiet here ...” or “The Brothers Karamazov” will sometimes give you that you want to talk frankly with a director like a man. It is better to inquire in advance about the director, so that it does not happen that “according to his vision,” foreman Fedot Evgrafych Vaskov must necessarily with all his subordinates, well ... you understood ...
What is this all about? And all of that topic, which is so actively discussed by the public after the sensational statement of Konstantin Raikin. It all started with the production of "All shades of blue" in the theater "Satyricon", headed by Konstantin Arkadyevich. In order to avoid variations on the theme “I did not see the performance, but I condemn it”, your humble servant (the author of the material) doesn’t pay attention to the performance of “Satirikon”, but to the statement of K.A. Raikin about the alleged “censorship” in Russia. If suddenly among our readers there are those who are not aware of the Raikinsky statement, then here is Raikin's speech at the congress of the union of theatrical figures:
... I am very disturbed - I think, like you all - those phenomena that occur in our life. These, so to speak, assaults on art, on theater, in particular. These are completely lawless, extremist, arrogant, aggressive, hiding behind the words about morality, about morality, and in general with all sorts of, so to speak, good and lofty words: “patriotism”, “Motherland” and “high morality”. These groups of offended supposedly people who close the performances, close the exhibitions, brazenly behave themselves, to which somehow very strange power is neutral - it distances itself. It seems to me that this is ugly assault on the freedom of creativity, on the prohibition of censorship. And the ban of censorship - I don’t know how anyone relates to this, but I believe that this is the greatest event of secular significance in our life, in the artistic, spiritual life of our country ... This is a curse and a centuries-old shame in general of our national culture, our art - finally was banned.
I now see how someone’s hands are obviously itching on this - to change it and bring it back. And to return back not just in times of stagnation, but even in more ancient times - in Stalin's times. Because our superiors are talking to us with such direct vocabulary of Stalin’s, such Stalin’s installations, that you don’t believe in your ears!
I remember: we all come from the Soviet regime. I remember this shameful idiocy! This is the only reason I don’t want to be young, I don’t want to go back there to read this nasty book. And they make me read this book again. Because words about morality, the Motherland and the people, and patriotism hide behind, as a rule, very low goals. I do not believe these groups of indignant and offended people, who, you see, have religious feelings offended. I do not believe! I believe that they paid. So - these are small groups of vile people who fight illegal moral ways for morality, you see.
Why does “VO” raise this topic? Well, in fact, all these attempts of creative figures to expose outright dirt under the guise of "ingenious works" already, sorry for the slang, got it. At roundtables with the president, leaders nod their heads when it comes to the need to step up work in the direction of civic-patriotic education, but as soon as they go back to their little world, the hormone plays — gray hair — a beard, a rib. That minor representatives of sexual minorities, to whom it is necessary to relate, you understand, tolerantly, then drug addicts, who need to be understood and forgiven ... Then again phalluses on the stage and outright porn instead of theatrical performance of the Russian theater.
It is clear that the loot reigns here, but after all, in a situation with the People's Artist of the Russian Federation who is angry at everything and everyone, the financial means of the Russian Federation are also state-owned. According to media reports, Satirikon in 2016 received more than 230 million rubles from the budget! For any provincial theater where truly artistic works are put and they don’t chase the audience exclusively with the help of a comedy or “below the belt” drama, this is an astronomical sum. And for the Moscow theater - the norm ... So who then paid for it? .. And by whom? ..
His censorship, you understand, has been driven into oblivion ... You understand, Raikin does not wish to return, for there is “Stalinism”, “gebnya” and “a vile little book that is forced to read”.
Excuse me, of course, Konstantin Arkadyevich, just a few questions: were you born behind barbed wire? Have you been in dire need in your childhood and youth?
As far as we, the citizens of the Russian Federation, have heard, your father is a person to whom it was a sin to complain about the Soviet censorship in particular and the Soviet power as a whole. Arkady Isaakovich was a truly favorite actor who put on sharp plays, and he himself participated in them as an actor. But in order for him to be “blooded by the Stalinist-Khrushchev-Brezhnev gebnya” - is this when it happened? At that moment, when he received the title of Honored Artist of the RSFSR in the "Stalinist" 1948-m, People's Artist of the USSR in the "Brezhnevsky" 1968-m? Or, perhaps, when he became the winner of the Lenin Prize (in 1980) and received the Order of the Hero of Socialist Labor (in 1981).
And about censorship. The most interesting thing is that when real censorship existed in our country, truly brilliant works appeared on the stage, in cinema and literature. - Works that today want to revise and reread. What happened brilliant in the last 25 years? If it happened, it can be counted on the fingers of one hand.
What is coming out now? In a certain environment, it is customary to consider everything that is either riddled with Russophobia, or contains frank baseness, or misinterprets a “genius work” historical the truth. He wrote a little book in which he talked about “10 million Muscovites killed by the Grozny oprichnina in a year” - get a prize and recognition from “aesthetes” who don’t care that so many residents under Ivan IV in Russia didn’t exist ... a film in which there is one essence: binge, corruption, adultery, dirt, suicide - and you are a great artist, a brilliant creator ...
Pay attention to the enormous difficulty with which the creation of the film “28 Panfilov’s people” was advanced, but how quickly “kinoocherki” were stamped, in which the “artist” presented the idea that “General Frost” won the war, about “one rifle for three” and “ two million German women raped. " It is not customary in our country to make films and put on plays about the truth of Bandera gangs, Polish concentration camps in which tens of thousands of Soviet prisoners of war have rotted. For unformat ... And then what format? "Format" in the absence of censorship - is money, sexual intercourse, the perversion of values, permissiveness, rampant consumption.
Do I need to return censorship? Complex issue. If in order to become a spectator of a new genius work of the format of Bondarchuk Sr., Andrei Tarkovsky, Leonid Gaidai and other masters of Russian art, that is quite ... - even if art and rotten vulgarity are two different things. There is a brilliant sculpture of Apollo - and this is a true work of art, and there are attempts to focus only on one element of this sculpture with approximations and tastes. This is about the second variant of the individual "artists" and they are trying to pass off the muse ...
- Alexei Volodin
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