Minister of culture of Russia Vladimir Medinsky.
Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky met with the art Director of theatre “Satyricon” Konstantin Raikin. The Department stated that “the incident is over and overcome misunderstanding.”
About the meeting said in a statement on the website of the Ministry of culture.
“After a quiet discussion and conversation of the Minister of culture Konstantin Arkadievich, we all thought that the matter was settled and the misunderstanding resolved. We agreed quietly and without attracting media solve the issues arising in working order”, — said the press service of the Ministry.
in addition, October 27, the Ministry of culture hosted a meeting of Vladimir Medinsky with the Director of theatre “Satyricon” Anatoliy Balanchinym. The Minister confirmed the readiness to assist the theatre after approval of the budget by 2017. “We honestly talked. Clarified their positions to each other. Brought each other apologies for the emotion. Mr Medinsky spoke with Konstantin Arkadievich. All our fears are dispelled. Understanding restored,” the press service quoted Palankin.
the Ministry of culture explained that “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”.
October 24, Raikin performed at the seventh Congress of the Union of theatrical figures of Russia with a resonant speech about the solidarity of the Guild artists. Raikin said about repeating “attack on art”, adding that he considers the prohibition of censorship “greatest event” in the life of the country. He expressed concern that the authorities distanciruemsa from those people who advocate the closure of exhibitions and cancellation of performances.
“these groups allegedly offended people who are close plays, close the show, very blatantly behave, which is very strange power neutral, distanciruemsa. I think that is an outrageous infringement on the freedom of creativity,” said Raikin.
Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, commenting on this statement said about the inadmissibility of censorship, but added that “if the government gives money to some statement” that “may denote a particular subject.”
the Leader of the bike club “Night wolves” Alexander Zaldostanov (Surgeon) has strongly criticized the position of Raikin. “The devil always tempts freedom, he said. — And under the guise of freedom of these Raikin want to turn the country into the gutter, where sewage would flow. To do nothing we will not, and I will do anything to protect us from American democracy,” — said Zaldostanov. Zaldostanov was supported by the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov.
prior to his speech at the Congress, who had warned about the dire financial position of the theatre. “For six months we are idle, I had to move the rehearsal and staging of a new play, we have no money. This is a direct path to destruction,” — said Raikin during a press conference on 19 October.
According to him, the theater needs to have “a certain amount that must be paid for the lease.” He explained that now the theatre “is in a difficult period in its development” because the building is closed for renovation, and all the budgetary funds allocated to the theater by the Ministry of culture, go for the rental of venues for the performances.
October 19, Konstantin Raikin said that “the Satyricon” is experiencing financial difficulties because of the need to rent space during the refurbishment and this is on a “path to death” According to him, all the budget allocated to the Ministry of culture theater now, go to the rental of venues for the performances and not enough of them to work “Satyricon”.