Novosibirsk NGOs protested against insults of shrines and believers

March 1, 2015. The activists of a dozen of non-governmental organizations expressed their distrust to Novosibirsk personnel and cultural policy of the Marie, of the Governor and of the Government of the Novosibirsk region as reports the Novosibirsk diocese. The protestation gathered about 2 thousand people.

The protesters opposed to the demonstration of the famous Tannhäuser in the interpretation of the director Timofei Kuliabin in the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre with the support of public funds. According to the participants, this interpretation offends the main symbol of the Christianity – cross and distorts the life of Jesus Christ. The Theater presented the story of the allegedly sinful life of Jesus Christ in his young days, and the main background decoration is made as a huge poster with a lying naked woman between the spread legs of which the crucifixion is put. Several musicians, scholars and public figures came also to support the protestation.

The gathered people think that “cultural experiments”, which destroy traditional spiritual and moral values, are unacceptable. Such an experiment as the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre presented is a provocation, which can destroy the unity of society.

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