(updated: 14:33 20.10.2016)
MOSCOW, 20 Oct – RIA Novosti. the Ministry of culture is surprised by the request of the Director of the theatre “Satyricon” Konstantin Raikin on financial aid, but promises to consider the matter, reported RIA Novosti on Thursday the Deputy Minister of culture Alexander Zhuravsky.
Earlier, who said that “the Satyricon” is in a difficult period of development, for the first time in the history of theatre in the season came out with only one Prime Minister, and then six months the company was in simple. He requested financial assistance to the Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky.
“I’m not entirely clear about what the semi-simple said Konstantin Arkadievich. Suffice it to say that the theater is actively touring and puts the premiere. At the end of last theatrical season they put beautiful, from my point of view, the play “man of the restaurant”. In June this year, we had another premiere — “the Doctor necessarily”. In September I attended a company gathering and nothing to worry about from the leadership heard. In this respect it is surprising therefore raised the question,” — said Zhuravskii.
According to him, when this year the management of “Satyricon” asked for help in funding for the rental of IMC “planet KVN” due to the fact that the historical stage of the theatre is under reconstruction, the government went towards the theatre and has allocated more than 44 million rubles for the payment of rent. The remaining part of the theatre undertook to compensate their own income, which the theatre last year was about 130 million rubles.
“Konstantin Arkadievich (Raikin) was the Minister, the Minister has asked me to address this issue. We are talking about the financing of 2017, once the Ministry of Finance to limits will bring in the end of November-beginning of December, we are direct these questions to discuss. Me to many surprises, it seemed to me that there is no reason to put the question this way. We always theatre helped, it required of course, make the theater effective. By the way, those 44 million — not the entire amount. This year we have allocated a total of 235 million, of which 44,3 million – additionally, they asked for” — said the Agency interlocutor.
“the Minister gave instructions to keep the issue under control”, — said Zhuravsky.