In the afternoon July 28 my phone burst with journalists’ calls. The Federal registration service of the Ministry of Justice and certain “Russian culture protection” proved to have threatened with legal liability the mass media, which would mention the NBP or the NBP officials. They say the NBP was liquidated in summer 2005 and wasn’t later registered by the Ministry of Justice. Journalists asked me to comment on that.
The definition “the state moronity”was my simplest explanation. I recalled history, I had to go deep, to possessed Roman Caesars, but even there I didn’t find any data about a prohibition to mention an insurgent tribe or a political organization. Neither Kaligula, nor Nero let themselves to commit such a foolishness. The only place, where the Ferderal registration service and “Russian culture protection” would be pertinent, is a play by Gogol or those of the Theater of the Absurd (Ionesko and Bekket, for example) and texts by Daniil Harms. That’s all. No, “1984″ by Oruell too.