I want to inform you that on October 15, 2011 in the city of Ufa of the Republic of Bashkortostan of the Russian Federation, after the demonstration of my last film from the GAME OF GODS series and a creative meeting with the audience, I was detained by the FSB of the republic and taken to the Federal Security Service building at ul. Krupskaya, 19, where for two hours they asked questions and recorded answers about my activities, worldview and religious views.
After this specific “interview”, I was handed a service agenda in a civil case, 2-3463 / 11, which, on the application of the republic’s prosecutor “to declare information materials extremist,” summon me on January 30, 2012 to court as an interested person. These information materials, as I explained, are 14 films from the GAME OF GODS cycle. I was denied acquaintance with the materials of the investigation and the examination, saying that I would be given such an opportunity in court.
This unpleasant fact did not surprise me, but was somewhat puzzled. I’m not going to analyze the actions of the Bashkir prosecutor’s office and discuss the feasibility of having 282 articles in foreign legislation. The films of the GAMES OF THE GOD project have been produced since 2002 and spread throughout the world. Judging by the statistics, GAMES OF THE GODS were watched by tens of millions of people, hundreds of thousands of people from different countries expressed gratitude and support. For 9 years I have never, in any country, made any complaints about their content. The question arises – why was this series 9 years legitimate and even aired on some television channels? And why did the security agencies of the Russian Federation decide to consider this subjective ideological film as a threat to society right now?
Whatever the court decision on my films, I thank the prosecutor and the FSB officers of Bashkiria for additional informational support of the project and I hope that many more viewers will find in the GAMES OF GODS films important, in the words of the prosecutor, “informational materials” about the worldview and ancient culture our ancestors.
Thank you for attention.