by Karina Manukyan
"Parajanov" film co-director Olena Fetisova has boycotted Armenia's State Award because of Armenia's stance on the Crimean referendum.
According to Kommentarii, Fetisova states her decision in an open letter addressed to Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan. "I think it is impossible to attend the award ceremony in Yerevan on March 21. I ask you to transfer my amount to the Armenian orphaned children", she stresses.
To recall, in a recent telephone conversation Presidents of Armenia and Russia, Serzh Sargsyan and Vladimir Putin, said that the referendum in Crimea is one more example of exercise of the peoples' right to self-determination via free expression of will.
The premiere of the film "Parajanov" by Serge Avedikian and Olena Fetisova took place in summer 2013 at the 48th film festival in the Czech Republic. The film has received several awards at the film festivals in Odessa, Batumi, Tallinn.