Colonel Miles Quaritch attacks the natives in Avatar. People around

the world say that they, too, feel under a similar kind of attack.

 

 

Vedomosti, Russia

Krylatskiy Townspeople Treated Like Avatar Natives

 

"In Krylatskiy, just as in the movie, bulldozers backed by force have overcome the weak resistance of local residents. The authorities insist that the demolition of these homes are legal based on a court order."

 

EDITORIAL

 

Translated By Yekaterina Blinova

 

January 22, 2010

 

Russia - Vremya Novostei - Original Article (Russian)

Film maker James Cameron: What is he trying to say with Avatar? It's a question being asked around the world.

 

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In the Moscow suburb of Krylatskiy, the situation is reminiscent of James Cameron's newest film Avatar, where the selfish colonizers from Earth want to chase the native population from their sacred land. In Krylatskiy, just as in the movie, bulldozers backed by force have overcome the weak resistance of local residents. The authorities insist that the demolition of these homes are legal based on a court order. "These were very large, beautiful homes that were built by wealthy people. In many respects, it's owing to this that the situation [the media attention] has become so inflated," said Prefect Yuriy Alpatov of Krylatskiy's Western District.

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However [despite their wealth], for some residents of "Riverside," these homes are their only swelling. But that's not all there is to it. The demolition order only applies to some homes, and the legal proceedings are still under way. For example, it isnt clear why residents of Riverside were denied the right to register their property and building permits under the "dacha amnesty," even though since 1957, even indefinite land ownership documents would permit them to do so. The excuse that the community is located in a "park area" sounds a bit bizarre, since the Fantasy Island community, built alongside Riverside in the 2000s (where the homes are also "large and beautiful") has somehow failed to attract official attention. Finally, special forces and equipment were brought into the community during the night. But according to Article 35 of the Federal Code, "On Enforcement Proceedings," executive actions can only occur between 6am and 10pm.

 

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The International Herald Tribune has reported that people in the People's Republic of China that have seen Avatar find that it reminds them of the evictions and demolitions of old buildings for the purpose of making way for development in that country. Chinese officials are gradually removing Avatar from theaters. The official reason - to support the domestic movie industry.

 

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