Russia Cancels ‘Death of Stalin’ Movie Release But Denies It’s Censorship

The Russian authorities have cancelled the release of the satirical movie, The Death of Stalin, because it mocks the country’s Soviet past.

The film is the latest creation of Armando Iannucci, the Scottish satirist behind Veep and The Thick of It, which mock the political systems of the U.S. and U.K. respectively, and the 2009 film In The Loop, which lampooned both.

The Death of Stalin, which deals with the bloody power struggle following the titular event, is now getting a massive...


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