posted on May, 25 2008 @ 04:18 AM
The leaders and the ideology committee of the communist party in St. Petersburg, Russia is unhappy with Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal
Skull. So unhappy they've written an open letter calling for boycott of the film and naming Harrison Ford and Cate Blanchett 'capitalist puppets'.
The letter addresses Harrison Ford directly: "Your work in this film is an insult to the Soviet and Russian people, who remember the difficult
Fifties when our country was concluding its reconstruction after the Great War, but did not send merciless terrorists to the USA." The letter says
that Russians had loved Ford in previous serious roles - which include a Soviet submarine commander in K-19: The Widowmaker - but continues: "You
have no future in Russia any more. Speaking plainly, it is better for you not to come here. You will be beaten and despised"
The leader of the St. Petersburg Communist Party, Mr. Sergei Malinkovich, echoes the displeasure: "Our moviegoers are teenagers who are unaware of
what happened in 1957. They will go to the cinema and will be sure that in 1957 we made trouble for the United States and almost started a nuclear
war. It's rubbish." Comments from party members on the party's website are also acid.
As far as we know, no official statement or comment has been issued by the national Communist Party of the Russian Federation and the leader, Mr.
Gennady Zyuganov. The CPRF is the second biggest party in the Russian national assembly (the Duma)