Leading Russian Cinematohraphers Speak Out Against War in Ukraine – What We Know!

An open letter in opposition to the battle in Ukraine has been signed by outstanding Russian cinematographers, spearheaded by Fedor Lyass (“Hardcore Henry”).

The signatories embody Roman Vasyanov (“Suicide Squad,” “Fury”), Mikhail Krichman (“Loveless,” “Leviathan”), Pavel Kapinos (“Hardcore Henry”), Vladislav Opelyants (“Leto,” “Petrov’s Flu,” “Persian Classes”) and Pavel Fomintsev (“Unclenching the Fists”).

Since Russia’s assault on Ukraine started on Feb. 24, Russian filmmakers and animators have bravely rallied and spoken out in opposition to their authorities’s actions and have referred to as upon the worldwide group for help. In doing so, the signatories have put themselves in danger on each private {and professional} ranges.

The letter’s full translated textual content and checklist of the signatories are beneath:

We, Russian cinematographers, demand a cease to navy aggression in opposition to Ukraine, a direct ceasefire, and a withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukrainian territory.

On February 22, 2022, Russia began a battle with Ukraine. There is no such thing as a geopolitical excuse, no purpose of any variety that might justify taking human lives – don’t let propaganda persuade you in any other case. The formally acknowledged goals of this “operation” don’t have anything to do with actuality: the battle is being fought throughout all of Ukraine, persons are being killed or pressured to flee their properties and spend their nights in bomb shelters. What can presumably justify that? What larger goal is definitely worth the folks of Kyiv studying to inform a Grad rocket from a Smerch rocket by the sound? No such goal exists.

The so-called “navy operation” will isolate Russia from the remainder of the world for many years, expel it from the worldwide cultural scene, result in devastating penalties for its economic system, and stain us and our youngsters with deserved shame. We now have not performed sufficient to forestall this battle, however we are not looking for it — and won’t let it’s waged in our title.

We demand that the battle with Ukraine be stopped.

Fedor Lyass

Roman Vasyanov
Michael Hasaya
Pavel Kapinos
Levan Kapanadze
Eduard Moshkovich
Alexey Berkovich
Alexander Ilhovsky
Boris Litovchenko
Ulugbek Khamraev
Denis Panov
Evgeniy Privin
Mikhail Mukasey
Dasha Grafova
Mikhail Dementyev,
Dmitry Gribanov
Mikhail Kvirikadze
Pavel Beklemishev
Sergey Astakhov
Gleb Filatov
Sergey Machilskiy
Yuriy Korobeynikov
Yuriy Nikogosov
Andrey Krauzov
Evgeny Kozlov
Mikhail Krichman
Denis Firstov
David Khayznikov
Vladislav Opelyants
Tim Lobov
Denis Alarkon
Vladimir Bashta
Maxim Trapo
Pyotr Dukhovskoy
Maxim Zhukov
Dmitry Maltsev
Evgeniy Korzhenkov
Vladimir Ushakov
Alexander Nosovskiy
Anton Drozdov-Schastlivtsev
Alexander Ponomarev
Mila Shamraeva
Dmitry Shabanov
Marlen Butros Yusef
Sergey Komarov
Andrey Ivanov
Ivan Kochubeyev
Timofey Fastovskiy
Alexey Yankov
Andrey Danelyan
Arkadiy Chistyakov
Mark Miller
Alexander Grinash
Victor Sapozhnikov
Artem Sadovnikov
Lyudmila Kuropyatkinova
Nikita Petsa
Stanislav Ambartsumov
Vladislav Politik
Karim Imamiev
Arsen Sarkisyan
Ksenia Selvian
Alexey Artamonov
Vladimir Borisov
Timur Gavrilenko
Artur Kreytor
Anna Rozhetskaya
Roman Sivozhelezov
Valentin Piskun
Egor Danilov
Gleb Neupokoev
Maxim Efros
Ivan Tyshko
Alexander Nikolskiy
Fedor Orlovskiy
Andrey Vorobyev
Denis Aleksanyan
Anton Verbin
Gleb Klimov
Anton Zhabin
Pavel Fomintsev
Igor Buryak
Vyacheslav Lazarev
Igor Kozhevnikov
Oleg Kolskiy
Vasiliy Ivanov
Gleb Kurochkin
Leonid Proshak
Andrey Ivanov
Alexander Panichkin
Mitya Smirnov
Evgeniy Antipov
Alexander Dmitriev
Alexandra Avdonina
Vasiliy Shirokiy
Vladimir Timchuk
Dima Yekimov
Matvey Stavitskiy
Mikhail Senin
Avel Dotsenko
Robert Sarukhanyan
Ilya Grizenko
Nikolay Smirnov
Dmitriy Tskhai
Ilya Lavrov
George Shanovich
Alexander Aleshkovskiy
Alexey Khaustov
Lotos Soony Park
Vyacheslav Lazarev
Sergey Politik
Ilya Averbakh
Dmitriy Dolinin
Dmitri Blueglass
Anna Shepilova
Konstantin Artseulov
Alexander Galkin
Andrey Nikolaev

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