(updated: 20:58 14.11.2016)
MOSCOW, 14 Nov — RIA Novosti. speaker of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin has discussed with cultural measures of social support of veterans of the scene and the development of theaters in small cities, according to the Department of the state Duma on public relations.
the meeting was attended by Chairman of the Union of theatrical figures of Director Alexander Kalyagin, the artistic Director of the State theatre of Nations, the head of the organizing Committee of the Festival of theatres of small cities of Russia Yevgeny Mironov, head of the Duma Committee on culture, film Director Stanislav Govorukhin.
“the Meeting was held ahead of a discussion of the Federal budget for 2017-2019, and it discussed the issues of providing targeted assistance to small town theatre and support theatre groups in the regions of Russia, as well as the development and strengthening of material-technical base of municipal houses of culture”, — stated in the message.
According to Mironov, Russian provincial scene is a unique phenomenon that needs to be encouraged, according to the Duma management. The meeting participants stressed that the problem of lack of funds for theater activities could be addressed through support to theatre groups the Federal government.
In turn, Volodin stressed that Russia regularly hosts the Festival of theatres of small cities, which demonstrates the best performances of theater companies from all over the country.
“This competition clearly shows that the great tradition of the Russian theatre exists not only in large cities. At the same artistic level of productions is very high. It is therefore necessary to support such projects”, — said the speaker.
Another topic that was discussed at the meeting was the possibility of financial support of the Union of theatrical figures and non-profit organizations that are engaged in the support of actors, retired, issues of medical rehabilitation and sanatorium-resort treatment of veterans of the scene.