The 86-year-old artist did not stand aside and spoke about the scandal around the play “First Bread”. He very emotionally invited the audience to sue a colleague on the stage.
Let us remind you that the play “The First Bread” was staged on the main stage of “Sovremennik” by the Polish director Benjamin Kotz, and caused a huge resonance. The curtain closed, and Liya Akhedzhakova was accused of insulting the veterans. People were simply shocked by the provocative play about life in the post-war years. For example, in one scene, the heroine performed by Akhedzhakova swears at the grave of the hero of the Second World War.
The public organization “Officers of Russia” told about many letters from different people, in particular, veterans of the Great Patriotic War, Heroes of the USSR and the Russian Federation, with indignation about disrespect for the exploits of the defenders of the Motherland.
Akhedzhakova herself was very sensitive to criticism. Oleg Basilashvili took her side. He suggested that the audience not only not go to the play, but also sue the artist.
He urged people to treat what happened in a more civilized way, and recalled the censorship that was in the Soviet years. Basilashvili believes that there should be no place for such prohibitions in the new time.