Joseph Marach, Ufa city council member, became famous for the fact that the Attorney General wrote a letter to Russia asking them to check the film Alexei Balabanov on extremism. According to him, saying the main character "you're not my brother to me, nit Cobra" inciting interethnic strife, reports Lenta.ru.
The film was released in the rental in 1997. Three years later came the sequel to Brother 2. " Tape found a cult. "Brother" won the Grand Prix Festival Kinotavr.