Vologda newspaper «Nash region», last week the controversial Danish cartoons of the prophet Mohammed, will be closed. This decision was taken by the owner of the edition Mikhail Smirnov: «decided to close, because I don't want to risk a further possible blow anyone from the editorial office. After the closure of the newspaper issues, I think, exhausted. This is a sacrifice that we went to reason about any incitement to hatred was completely removed». On it informs news Agency «news of the Vologda region».
Mikhail Smirnov has already applied to Department of Federal service on supervision of legislation observance in sphere of mass media and protection of cultural heritage with the statement about the withdrawal of the certificate of registration of the newspaper.
Chief editor Anna Smirnova this weekend was interrogated by investigators from the regional Prosecutor's office. Recall that after the publication in the publication of the controversial caricatures of the founder of Islam against her criminal case on «incitement of hatred or enmity person using the official position». The prosecution Anna Smirnova may be presented this week.
Last Saturday Anna Smirnova with his lawyer came to the interrogation to the Prosecutor's office. How to tell the chief editor of the newspaper «Our region», Friday it is on a sick leave, but nevertheless found the strength to withstand a five-hour conversation with investigators. «I try to do with terrorist Rusa slash, - said «Kommersant» newspaper Anna Smirnova. - When I said I feel bad, I said, well, nothing, in which case call an ambulance... I think people are just trying to stir up conflict and generate it further». As stated by Anna Smirnova, investigators proved to her that the newspaper had no right to publish pictures of people dressed in Arab clothing. «If we follow such logic,the editor says,the Newspapers cannot be reprinted and pictures from fairy tales of Wilhelm ». In the end, with Smirnova took his own recognizance.
It is worth noting that the Vologda newspaper has already become the second victim of Russian scandal. As already informed «New Region», last week the office of the mayor of Volgograd closed the municipal newspaper «City news», figure on a religious theme to the article devoted to the conclusion of regional offices number of parties to the agreement on combating xenophobia. Scandal initiated by the party «United Russia», accusing the publication in inciting ethnic hatred. Anger «bears» was a picture of Christ, Muhammad, Buddha, and Moses. Founders of the world's religions are sitting in front of the TV, on the screen which two crowds are prepared to fight. Figure accompanied by the inscription «We have never taught!».