The series “Matchmakers” to show on TV: the court lifted the ban

The ban on entry to Ukraine of the actor Fyodor Dobronravov – are illegal, a ban on the broadcast of the series “Matchmakers” – cancel. This decision was made by the District administrative court of Kiev.
Why is the court allowed to broadcast the series “Matchmakers”?

LLC “TV and radio company Studio 1+1” and OOO “Cenacarta” appealed to the court on the prohibition of the SBU to enter Ukraine actor Fyodor Dobronravov (Russian citizen) and broadcast on the territory of Ukraine of some films with his participation. In particular, they talked about the TV series “Matchmakers”.

The court has considered the claim and decided: SBU illegal has prepared information about the reasons for ban on entry I and therefore the corresponding resolution of security cancelled.

Also, the court recognized illegal actions of the SBU on application to the Ministry of culture on introducing Dobronravova in the list of persons who pose a threat to national security.

And reversed the order of the Ministry of culture and the order of the State Agency for the movie “the revocation of state permits distribution and screening of certain films” including the series “Matchmakers”.

The court’s decision is published on the portal of Judicial authority of Ukraine.


Russian actor Fyodor Dobronravov, because of which there was a scandal around “the Matchmakers”

What is known about the scandal with the series “Matchmakers”?

22 November 2018 it became known that the SBU has banned entry to Ukraine to Russian actor and star of Ukrainian Comedy series “Matchmakers” Fedor Dobronravov. The ban was to be valid for 3 years. The actor himself initially did not believe and considered such information a fake.

November 23, Vladimir Zelensky, one of the creators of the series “Matchmakers”, expressed outrage at the possible ban of the series and noted that this initiative will not help the economy of Ukraine. He subsequently recorded an emotional video message.

In social networks gaining popularity flashmob in support of the series “Matchmakers”, and the state was hesitant of the decision to ban. However, on 29 November, the Ministry of culture has made a Russian actor Dobronravova in the “black list” the persons posing threat to national security.

The same day Ukraine officially banned the screening of the series “Matchmakers”. January 10, 2019 “1+1” has filed a lawsuit against the Ministry of culture due to the prohibition of “Matchmakers”.

Why Dobronravov was denied entry to Ukraine and scandalous quotes of the actor – read the material 24 channel

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