Monday, August 17, 2015

1:25 The Union of Russian Museums: We are surprised by the public reaction to events in the Arena – a REGNUM


St. Petersburg, August 18, 2015, 01:25 – REGNUM The Union of Museums of Russia, issued a statement in connection with the attack on exhibition in Moscow Manege. As the correspondent of IA REGNUM , a statement signed by the president of the union, the director of the Hermitage Mikhail Piotrovsky .

«Union of Russian Museums considers the attack on the Moscow Manege another attack on the rights of marginal forces of culture. We see in it a new provocation against the Russian Orthodox Church, the attempt to present her primitive aggressive and hinder efforts to find harmony of relationships that lead is now a museum and the church, “- noted in a statement.

«We offer museums of Russia hold an urgent exercise protection mode exhibits its own, taking into account the fact that in November this year, the police stops the physical protection of museums. The Union of Russian Museums starts legal advice on the development of legislative initiatives that provide cultural institutions significant protection against attacks and proper qualification of criminal acts “, – stated in the text.

« We are surprised by the style of the public reaction to events – fuzzy information, inadequate grin, uncertainty and nervousness tone. Our society is sick, “- noted at the end of the application.

Recall that the Union of Museums was established in 2001. Member of the Union of Russian Museums are more than 400 museums from 75 regions of the Russian Federation. His mission Union has defined as joint efforts of its members for the formation, preservation, study and presentation of museum fund of the Russian Federation, protect the interests of Russian museums to public authorities and public institutions.

As previously reported IA REGNUM , August 14 a group of so-called “Orthodox activists” led by Dmitry Tsorionova (Enteo) arranged Mayhem in the Moscow Manege, where the exhibition “Sculptures, which we do not see.” Participants of the rally were detained by police. August 15 Head of Information and Analytical Department of the Synodal Department of the Russian Orthodox Church Vakhtang Kapshidze stated reporters that violence in any form can not be justified by the protection of the interests of a particular social group. At the same time, according to a representative of the Synodal Department, “that does not change people’s right to legitimate protest, including against insulting any religious symbols and shrines».

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