first_imgThe Latest: Moscow theatre cancels screenings of Stalin film MOSCOW – The Latest on Russia’s response to the satirical film “The Death of Stalin” (all times local):11:30 p.m.A Moscow movie theatre that had been showing a satirical film about Soviet leader Josef Stalin in defiance of an official Russian government ban has cancelled further screenings.The announcement came several hours after Moscow police visited the Pioner theatre on Friday. Police didn’t declare the purpose of their visit, but it followed the Russian Culture Ministry’s warning that the theatre could face sanctions that included fines.The ministry this week rescinded the permit allowing Scottish writer-director Armando Iannucci’s “The Death of Stalin” to be shown in theatres after communists and others criticized the movie as a mockery of Russian history.The Pioner theatre said on its Facebook page that pre-purchased tickets would be refunded and “for all further questions, we ask you to turn to the Ministry of Culture.”___5:10 p.m.Police officers have shown up at a Moscow movie theatre that screened a satirical film about Soviet leader Josef Stalin in defiance of an official Russian government ban.Moscow police didn’t immediately declare the purpose of their visit to Pioner theatre on Friday, but it followed the Russian Culture Ministry’s warning that the theatre could face sanctions in line with the law.The ministry this week rescinded the permit allowing Scottish writer-director Armando Iannucci’s “The Death of Stalin” to be shown in theatres after communists and others criticized the movie as a mockery of Russian history.Pioner ignored the decision and has been screening the film since Thursday. Showing an unlicensed movie is punishable by a fine.Stalin remains widely admired in Russia, despite his brutal purges that killed millions. by The Associated Press Posted Jan 26, 2018 12:54 pm PDT Last Updated Jan 26, 2018 at 1:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img

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