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"We are not cannibals!" The State Duma of the Russian Federation explained why Liia Ahedzhakova was not punished for supporting Ukraine

Ahedzhakova is not in danger in Russia

The Russian State Duma explained why they did not punish Russian actress Liia Ahedzhakova, a native of Dnipro, who condemns the war, with the title of "foreign agent" or other sanctions. The 85-year-old film and theater actress starred, among other things, in the well-known film "The Irony of Fate," which is still being broadcast on RosTv.

In order not to remove Soviet films featuring anti-war stars from the air, Russian deputies are forced to publicly stand up for them. For example, at a meeting of the State Duma's Committee on Culture, official Olena Yampolska called for no reaction to Ahedzhakova's position. This was reported in the propaganda media.

"I was asked: "Do you like The Irony of Fate? And Liia Ahedzhakova plays there. Today you know her position. What should we do with the movie?" Russian MP Olga Hermanova asked her colleagues and was asked not to address the topic of sanctions against actresses of advanced age.

''We are not cannibals!'' The State Duma of the Russian Federation explained why Liia Ahedzhakova was not punished for supporting Ukraine

"Do nothing. And Ahedzhakova has no statuses. Who is going to grant statuses to an old woman? We are not cannibals," Yampolska said.

Liia Ahedzhakova supported Ukraine from the first days of the full-scale invasion but remained in Moscow for a long time. When her work at the Sovremennik Theater was finished, she left the country.

Last year, on July 27, Ahedzhakova performed in the city of Bremen, Germany, in the play My Grandson Veniamin. A video of the actress standing with a Ukrainian flag in her hands while bowing to the audience's applause went viral online.

''We are not cannibals!'' The State Duma of the Russian Federation explained why Liia Ahedzhakova was not punished for supporting Ukraine

However, not everything is as clear-cut as Russians like to say, as the actress soon returned to Moscow and justified herself for it, calling the flag a "provocation."

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