Dark comedy film 'The Death of Stalin' banned in Russia

Russia's culture ministry has withdrawn permission for the release of Armando Iannucci's acclaimed black comedy.

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    "The Death of Stalin", a British film, was supposed to open in Russian cinemas on Thursday. But the controversial black comedy about the former Soviet leader, Joseph Stalin, has effectively been banned from cinematic release across the country.

    Al Jazeera's Rory Challands reports from Moscow.


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