The art Director of theatre “Satyricon” Konstantin Raikin met with the Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky, and they agreed to resolve the issues “without the involvement of the media.” At the meeting the leadership of the Ministry of culture has promised to “Satyricon” not to leave the theatre in a difficult financial situation. According to officials, the media published statements by “technical issue”.

On the website of the Ministry of culture reported that the Minister met with Raikin and Director of “Satyricon” Anatoliy Balanchinym. “Held a mutually respectful and trusting conversation. We respect the talent and opinion creative leader of the “Satyricon” Konstantin Arkadyevich Raikin. Naturally, the theater, whose founder is the Ministry of culture, we are in a difficult situation will not leave,” said following the meeting, Deputy Minister of culture Alexander Zhuravsky.

According to him, “each party made too emotional and unfair, according to the other hand, judgments that have been reinforced by the media and given unnecessary negative context of a simple technical issue. Colleagues from “Satyricon” are considered unfair in our assessment of the economic situation, we are not prepared to recognize a fair in their assessment of the financial condition of the theater and claims of censorship. However, after a quiet discussion and conversation of the Minister of culture Konstantin Arkadievich, we all thought that the matter was settled and the misunderstanding is overcome”.

“We agreed to quietly and without attracting media solve the issues arising in working order,” – said Zhuravskii.

Raikin, in his resonant speech in a rigid form expressed about censorship and the struggle of the state for morality, calling colleagues on a creative workshop to protect the exhibitions and performances from the “groups offended”. Separately, the artistic Director of “Satirikon” raised the issue of repeated “attacks on the arts,” noting that he personally believes the ban censorship “greatest event” in the life of the country. In addition, Raikin expressed concern that the authorities distanciruemsa from those people who advocate the closure of exhibitions and cancellation of performances.

The role of artistic Director of “Satyricon” was supported by the Director Andrey Zvyagintsev and actor Oleg Tabakov. Censorship was expressed by the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov and biker Alexander Zaldostanov (Surgeon). The rider in the Kremlin encouraged to apologize.

Mr. Medinsky agreed to resolve the issues “without the involvement of the media” 30.10.2016

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