Marina Litvinenko: "I am proud to be here for this film. It isn't easy. I haven't seen the film yet, because I didn't know if I'd be able to stand it. I will see it tonight. (…) I am very happy that everyone can see this film. It's important to make sure that what happened in November in London never happens to anyone again, anywhere in the world."
Andreï Nekrasov: "Let's be frank: the fear is there, but there is also pleasure in speaking the truth. I am not a hero, but I derive pleasure from being honest and fair. This is the foundation of morality. The pleasure in truth is a stronger instinct than fear."
The director, who sympathizes with the opposition movement "The Other Russia" led by former chess champion Garry Kasparov, said he was "very grateful" to the Festival for having permitted him to show the world "the real Russia."
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