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NTV cuts off words of actress about Sentsov

31.03.2017, 14:43

Russian NTV channel cuts speeches about political situation in Russia directors Oleksii Krasovsky, Vitalii Mansky and actress Olena Koreneva from TV version of the ceremony Film Prize "Nika". Radio Liberty reports about it referring to the "Vidkryta Rosiya" (Open Russia). The broadcast of Award went online at Russian Far East.

NTV channel left only words of gratitude for the award grom the speech of the director Krasovsky. During the ceremony, he defended participants detained during protests on March 26. The same thing happened with Mansky speech, who compared Russia to North Korea: the words were not included during broadcast.

Editors of NTV channel completely excised mention of political prisoners, including convicted brother of Aleksei Navalny and Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov, from Koreneva speech.
NTV channel showed complete performance of director Aleksandr Sokurov. He urged politicians to pay attention to the action on March 26, he also calls authorities to establish a dialogue with young generation.

The thirtieth ceremony of cinema awards "Nika" was held on March 28. The award ceremony was available live on the Internet.

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