Sylvester Stallone’s Russian art show opens despite communist protests

sylvester-stallone-the-ed-sullivan-theater_3908037 Despite the protest from Communist Party in St. Petersburg, Russia, Sylvester Stallone’s art show opened in the city’s prestigious State Russian Museum on Sunday (October 27).

Communists in St. Petersburg are strongly against the exhibition because of Stallone’s famous movie franchise Rambo. A statement from local political leaders reads: “For those who were born and raised in the Soviet Union, Rambo/Stallone will always be an embodiment of Cold War and the Us military machine, someone who kills countless Soviet soldiers and our Vietnamese comrades, a maniacal fighter against the so-called ‘red threat’.”

Leading St. Petersburg communist Sergei Malinkovich adds, “Stallone referred to our country as an evil empire, he was a soldier of Ronald Reagan. Renowned artists and characters of their paintings wouldn’t want to be placed next to daub by a Cold War relic, filled with hatred.”

However, the museum refused to acknowledge the protests and the exhibition is running as scheduled.

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One response to “Sylvester Stallone’s Russian art show opens despite communist protests”

  1. Kent says:

    Seriously?! People what is wrong with you?! It is time to forget the Cold War. Besides, Stallone was just acting and following the ideas given to him as a script. He is a great actor and, besides a great painter. I am happy people of Russia have this possibility to attend Stalonne’s painting exhibition and admire his works. Communists can keep their opinion theirs!