Liya Akhedzhakova received more than 15 thousand letters of support after the Sovremennik Theater canceled the last performance with her participation. Director Kirill Serebrennikov urged to send her letters. On the results of the action, he told in your telegram channel.
“Dear friends! Thank you very much for the letters you have been sending to Lia Akhedzhakova for the past three weeks. We are amazed at the number of these letters. We received more than 15,000 letters of love, support, participation! We printed out all the letters and handed them over to Liya Medzhidovna. She is absolutely happy and thanks to each of you!”, — wrote the director.
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In early February 2023, Liya Akhedzhakova announced that the management of the Moscow Sovremennik Theater decided to remove the play The Gin Game, in which she played one of the main roles, from the repertoire. She also said that the director of the theater, Yuri Kravets, called her and said that the performance was canceled because of “angry letters” addressed to the actress.
A few days later, Kirill Serebrennikov launched an action in support of Akhedzhakova called “Letters for Leah.” In his post he named what happened to her is “unacceptable, nasty and vile” and called on all those who are not indifferent to write letters to the actress with words of support.
Liya Akhedzhakova has repeatedly spoken out publicly against the Russian invasion of Ukraine. In the fall of 2022, Sovremennik canceled performances of the play “First Bread” with the participation of the actress after complaints from the organization “Officers of Russia”. In December, the St. Petersburg Palace of Culture “Vyborgsky” canceled the play “My grandson Veniamin” with Akhedzhakova in the title role.