Moscow Film Fest Canceled – Is Censorship On The Rise?

A film festival in Moscow showing movies “highlighting massacres allegedly committed by Russian troops in Chechnya” is canceled just before it was to start, as cinema organizers say that films that were to be shown are too political. The cancelation feeds fears that censorship is on the rise in Russia. “With [former president Boris] Yeltsin, we didn’t have this. There was corruption and social disorder, the same as now, but at least nobody was afraid to tell the truth.”