Russia pulls 'despicable' Death of Stalin from cinemas

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Acclaimed black comedy labelled ‘boring, repugnant and insulting’ after private viewing for culture ministry officials

Russia’s culture ministry has withdrawn permission for the release of Armando Iannucci’s black comedy The Death of Stalin, after officials and top arts figures labelled the movie offensive and extremist.

An advisory committee to the ministry had earlier recommended postponing the release to avoid it clashing with the 75th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Stalingrad, after officials and film directors attended a private viewing on Monday.

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